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Educational technology in Africa and emerging markets

With various companies, non-profits, and educational institutions embracing eLearning, the importance of picking the right solution to fit specific business needs has become increasingly significant. There are numerous eLearning platforms, some more tailored towards different fields and use cases than others. In this article, we discuss the process of selecting the right eLearning solution for your organization.

Identifying Business Needs

Before we begin, we first must explain the three fields focused on and establish a consensus on their business needs and requirements. …

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Perhaps the most difficult aspect of teaching is grabbing the attention of learners and maintaining it long enough to ensure an understanding and grasp of the content. Transfer the task of teaching online and this problem is made even more challenging. Fortunately, there are well-established solutions to help ensure that your online course is an effective educational resource capable of harnessing the attention of learners with a short attention span.

This article discusses two key considerations to help enhance your online content: presentation and interactivity and consideration of learner temperament.

Presentation and Interactivity

Presentation, presentation, presentation — this simple yet often overlooked component…

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We are resilient, and we can adapt — these words are representative of us all and the many organizations that have adjusted during this tumultuous year.

Work has changed and this has come with an assortment of pros and cons for organizations worldwide. In this article, we delve into the ways, tools, and approaches organizations are utilizing to cope with these changes. We also discuss tips and lessons on managing a firm remotely as we have been doing this for a little over a year and can relate.

A bouquet of tools and applications has come to the forefront during…

In this article, we focus the lens on Africa, and we discuss how to undertake mobile learning with low-tech beneficiaries in underserved communities.

For context, low-tech beneficiaries are service recipients that generally have sub-par technology infrastructure; high-speed internet, inadequate cable lines, etc. These are communities that may be using legacy IT systems and devices. In many ways, current global technology is novel to them.

Mobile learning and e-learning have been instrumental tools for pushing education beyond various barriers such as location, time zones, classroom sizes, and many others. In geographical regions where access to supporting infrastructure is widespread, virtual learning…

Get to know our team! This week: Kwadwo Busumtwi, Backend Engineer. This interview is the sixth of a series featuring the outstanding team from Chalkboard Education. Check out previous interviews from the Developer team with Solomon Sign and Yoofi Brown-Pobee.

Get to know the team! This week: Solomon Appier-Sign, Lead Backend Engineer. This interview is the fifth of a series showcasing the incredible team from Chalkboard Education. Read our previous interviews from the Developer team with Yoofi Brown-Pobee and Nii Apa Abbey.

Non-Governmental Organizations serve communities in many ways, with one common mission: inspire hope and make a positive change in people’s lives.

Covid has made this mission, like many missions, both more urgent and more difficult than ever. In this unprecedented context, what can we learn from NGOs? How to replicate their unique ability to scale up multi-sided, complex humanitarian work precisely when conditions are the hardest?

Scaling up humanitarian work means seeking to provide impact to more beneficiaries. While the specifics of this impact will depend on the sector and on the region, some common traits remain: scaling means increasing…

Since Covid, more and more organisations are rolling out mobile training programs, sometimes replacing face-to-face training sessions. While these programs, when based on lightweight and inclusive formats, help firms improve training continuity at scale — they are left with a big challenge: how to measure their effective impact.

Fortunately, mobile technologies improve impact measurement just as well as they improve content distribution ; but they require the introduction of technologies and practices that can be new to an organisation, and this is a challenge. Fortunately, we have solutions!

What is Impact?

“Impact” can be many things, but it is always what we pay…

Evaluate and assess trainees at scale, seamlessly, with Chalkboard Education’s universal mobile application. Our offline-first mode allows trainees to take quizzes without internet connectivity, and upload their test scores anytime once they plug into a network.

Chalkboard Education offers many Quizzes possibilities for your e-learning programmes.

Quizzes are essential instruments used by many firms for knowledge assessment purposes.
They are a less formal approach than standardised tests and examinations, giving educators the flexibility to evaluate trainees in various ways. They are essential because they provide data on knowledge assimilation, course understanding, and a host of other statistical categories.

In this article, we detail out a guide on how to develop…

Get to know our team! This week: Yoofi Brown-Pobee, Software Engineer. This interview is the fourth of a series featuring the outstanding team from Chalkboard Education. Check out previous interviews from the Developer team with Nii Apa Abbey and Lemuel Hawkson.

Yoofi Brown-Pobee, software engineer at Chalkboard Education

What is your role at Chalkboard Education?
I am a software engineer, part of the developer team responsible for building and maintaining the product daily.

How did you get involved with Chalkboard Education?
It’s quite an interesting story. My friend was working at Chalkboard, and I went to visit him at the office. I posed as an investor during my…

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