Mobile Learning for Teachers in Africa and the Middle East

Exploring the Potential of Mobile Technologies to Support Teachers and Improve Practice

The purpose of this paper is to provide an illustrative overview of emerging mobile learning programmes that seek to improve or expand access to teacher development and support the changing roles of teachers in the Africa and Middle East region.

This review highlights a range of projects that show, for example, how Short Message Service (SMS) technology facilitates communication with student-teachers in remote areas; how mobile phones can serve as a curriculum-delivery platform; how education management and information systems can be supported by mobile phones; and how mobile phones have enabled peer support, teacher training and continuing teacher professional development (CTPD). The review reflects not only a variety of uses for mobile phones but also a wide range of technology solutions, from low-end communication services in remote areas to more complex and integrated high-end learning management solutions.

Categories
Surveys & Reports
Year
Sunday, January 1, 2012 (All day)
Publisher
UNESCO
Author/Editor
Shafika Isaacs
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