Nowhere is education more important than the African continent, nowhere has it failed so badly, and nowhere does EdTech have more chance of making an impact. Where government has failed to provide even basic education, teachers & entrepreneurs are picking up the slack & using tech to educate the world’s youngest continent. How do we make sure this revolution is as effective (ie evidenced based), inclusive (for the poorest) and widespread as possible (at scale)? How do we make sure it supports those working in the orthodox school system? How do we make sure it doesn’t repeat EdTech’s relative failure to improve education in the developed world ? What can schools and teachers in the UK learn from it and use in their own classroom ?
Africa’s EdTech revolution