Education technology has the potential to improve learning outcomes for a generation of children in the developing world.
But we’ve worked with affordable private schools (APS) in Hyderabad, India for two years, and we’ve seen the gap between the technology solutions being developed and the needs of the affordable education community.
The Education Technology in India (Ed-Tech India) project aims to bridge that gap through a forthcoming report to be published in early 2013.
Our report aims to maximize technology’s impact in education through understanding the needs, aspirations, and motivations of stakeholders in India’s low-income education system.
Through extensive interviews with stakeholders, implementation of educational tablets in two APS, and secondary research, we’ve sought to better understand the APS community’s relationship with ed-tech, and how those products can be better designed to meet the needs of India’s affordable schools. We’ve uncovered insights into how ed-tech consumption decisions are made, the biggest blocks to success, and trends being observed in the rapidly growing ed-tech phenomenon–the tablet.
Our hope is that these insights inspire richer discussions about ed-tech use in learning environments in developing countries and inform how technology products and services are built and developed for this segment.
This site is a platform to share the findings from our research and serve as a venue for further conversation on issues relating to education technology in affordable education. In the coming weeks, we will publish our final report here.
Learn more about affordable private schools here.
Our biographies can be found here.
For more information about this project, please contact us.