Edtech case studies

This series of case studies produced by HEART for the UK Department for International Development. Programme experts were consulted in the process through email and phone interviews. Any views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of DFID or HEART. Each case study contains four sections – the challenge, the impact, research and stakeholders. Case… Read more




Youth, mobility and mobile phones in Africa: findings from a three-country study

The penetration of mobile phones into sub-Saharan Africa has occurred with amazing rapidity: for many young people, they now represent a very significant element of their daily life. This paper explores usage and perceived impacts among young people aged c. 9–18 years in three countries: Ghana, Malawi and South Africa. Our evidence comes from intensive… Read more




Tom Power, Emily Todd and Sally Gear on Education Technology

The HEART Education Technology (edtech) Topic Guide explores the evidence on relationships between the use of edtech in education, and learning outcomes. It offers recommendations to support UK Department for International Development (DFID) advisers to strengthen the design, implementation and evaluation of edtech programmes. This video includes interviews with the lead author of the Topic Guide Tom… Read more




Edtech Topic Guide Launch

The HEART Education Technology (edtech) Topic Guide was launched on 13 November 2014 at Mott Macdonald/Cambridge Education in London. The Guide explores the evidence on relationships between the use of edtech in education, and learning outcomes. It offers recommendations to support UK Department for International Development (DFID) advisers to strengthen the design, implementation and evaluation of… Read more




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