Education

The Transformation of Learning with the Use of Educational Technology

Mateo Samper ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

http://www.schooltechnology.org Photos of elementary students using iPads at school to do amazing projects.
The state of education in Latin America is mixed. While there has been significant progress in terms of coverage and schooling rates, the quality of education still leaves much to be desired. What should we do to prepare the coming generations? What skills do people need to develop in order to actively participate in society and compete in the labor market? How should education be transformed, and why is technology—when used correctly—the key to this process? This blog seeks to answer these questions in a practical way, emphasizing the importance of adopting technology to transform learning.Read more +

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Education

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There are many reasons why and ways in which partnerships between the public and private sectors can benefit education programs. The sheer scale of the challenge to improve the quality of education justifies the need to collaborate. Additionally, more than just working in parallel towards a common goal, the two…Read more +

How to effectively lead an education system: Advice from Otto Granados

Daniela Saez ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank MD and COO visits a school project in LeÛn, Nicaragua, that provides education and nutrition to students from poor areas. Robert Valls/World Bank
Whose advice should education decision-makers in Latin America—and in middle-income countries in general—be taking? In an interesting initiative, Fernando Reimers has compiled a book of letters and recommendations to ministers and decision-makers in education (Letters to a New Minister in Education: Learning to Lead Education Systems). The Dialogue’s Education program…Read more +

The Need to Build an Ecosystem for EdTech in Latin America

Mateo Samper ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

Leer en español     The use of technology in education has the potential to improve the teaching and learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. All over the world we are increasingly seeing successful technology-driven innovations. Whether reaching children and young people that have been traditionally excluded from…Read more +

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