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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DL4D Network Holds 2nd Regional Meeting In Manila

The Digital Learning For Development (DL4D) Network held its second regional meeting on [...]

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Proposals – An Impact Evaluation of the EduApp4Syria Prize Competition Digital Game Apps

  The Call for Proposals to conduct an evaluation of the literacy [...]

Questions and Responses: Call for Proposals – An Impact Evaluation of the EduApp4Syria Prize Competition Digital Game Apps

  UPDATE (28 March 2017) Question: "Do we need to use an RCT [...]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: An Impact Evaluation of the EduApp4Syria Prize Competition Digital Game Apps

Opening Date: 30 January 2017 Closing Date: 5:00 PM, 27 February 2017 [...]

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Can you make a cricket sing during the day?

By Dr. Ari Widodo, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Having competencies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) should give a huge benefit to our children. Yet, teaching for such competencies is more often a challenging task for the teacher. The curriculum has prescribed what to teach and for how long, which makes it difficult to insert new programs into the curriculum. The weather sensors introduced by the project were very interesting but teachers need training on how to use and how to apply them in the lessons.

A series of workshops were conducted to support the teachers before they could use the sensors in the classroom. The workshops covered an explanation of the technical issues of the sensors and how they work, identification of possible topics for lessons which could make use of the sensors, and preparation for the lessons.

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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


Guidebook on Game Development for Early Literacy Learning in Developing Countries

The Guidebook is an evidence-based practical guide for designing, developing and deploying [...]

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 [...]

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