Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) is part of the Information Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (INASSA) program funded jointly by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, and administered by the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) of the Philippines.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Guidebook on Digital Game Development for Early Literacy Learning in Developing Countries

Opening Date: 22 June 2016 Closing Date: 8 August 2016, 5:00 PM UTC/GMT+8 (Philippine time) [...]

Call for Proposals: Research on the TRAC+ Project, Cambodia – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The Call for Proposals for research on the Total Reading Approach for [...]

Call for Expressions of Interest: Guidebook on Digital Game Development for Early Literacy Learning in Developing Countries

Release Date: 29 April 2016 Closing Date: 20 May 2016, 5:00 PM [...]

Seven DL4D research grants approved

Seven research grants to academic institutions in China, Hong Kong SAR, Nepal, [...]

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DL4D Expert Group on Learning Analytics

DL4D has formed an Expert Group on Learning Analytics (EGLA) that aims to initiate data-driven and evidence-based discussion and surface new insights among educators, policymakers, decision-makers and other education stakeholders in Asia on the possibilities, parameters, limitations and requirements for effective and culturally meaningful use of learning analytics in learning institutions and environments in developing countries in the region.

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“The DL4D Research Network is committed to investigating how digital learning can help address the issues of educational equity, quality and efficiency particularly in the Global South where these issues pose real challenges to human development.

This is not doing research for research’s sake. The work of the Network’s researchers, experts and partners, from both the south and the north, is intended to spur informed discussions with policymakers, decision-makers, educators, other practitioners and the learners themselves on what works, what doesn’t and what models to invest limited resources in.” – DL4D Principal Investigator Prof. Cher Ping Lim, The Education University of Hong Kong


Micro-climate studies in a STEM-based curriculum using open-source hardware and software

This research is a design for schools in developing countries (such as [...]

A Localised Problem-Based Tutor for O/L Mathematics in Sri Lanka

This research project will implement a problem-based intelligent tutoring system for the [...]

Examining the effects of ABRACADABRA, a web-based literacy program on primary school students in rural China

This research will investigate the effects of ABRACADABRA (ABRA), a web-based literacy [...]

Investigating The Impact of Game Based Learning Using Tablets in Learning Mathematics for Primary School Students in Pakistan

Numerous possibilities are arising from advancements in mobile-based technology today. The advantages [...]

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