In South Africa, over 25,000 learners have improved their maths skills through interactive exercises and quizzes on mobile phones thanks to cooperation between the government, mobile carriers, Nokia, and individual schools and teachers. In Mali, teachers can access lesson plans and curricular materials through a simple yet functional internet portal.
These projects and others are described in the recently translated papers about mobile learning in Africa and the Middle East. Now in Arabic for the first time, the papers are an essential component of the broader UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning. The Series scans the globe to provide concrete examples of how mobile technologies, thanks to their ubiquity and affordability, can respond to educational challenges in different contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning everywhere more accessible, equitable, and personalized.
The UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning seeks to better understand how mobile technologies can be used to improve educational access, equity and quality around the world.