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Africa: Change the Perspective on Education to Improve Learning

SMS messages that students receive on basic mobile phones; smart-phone video tutorials that can be downloaded anywhere at any time, and internet-based question-and-answer testing sessions for learners with real-time feedback from teachers are some of the "new communication products [...] enabling continuous contact between student and teacher" in sub-Saharan Africa, writes Kim Kerr (who oversees education programs at Mastercard Foundation) and Joseph Nsengimana (director of the Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT). In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of communication technologies in education could include easing teachers' burden, reduce routine administrative tasks to allow more time for teaching, and help teachers identify where students are struggling and provide more targeted support. Read more

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