10 November 2023

Mastering Digital Learning

How can education systems best prepare and support teachers to effectively leverage technology in the classroom? Evidence from implementation of the  Akelius digital learning application  (Akelius app) in Bosnia and Herzegovina suggests that practical teacher training programmes -- which connect theory with practice through hands-on learning --…, In Sarajevo Canton, the Ministry of Education (MoE) is expanding the implementation of the Akelius app across 30 elementary schools. , In Sarajevo Canton, the Ministry of Education (MoE) is expanding the implementation of the Akelius app across 30 elementary schools. In Sarajevo Canton, the Ministry of Education (MoE) is expanding the implementation of the Akelius app across 30 elementary schools. To facilitate the scale-up of the Akelius app, UNICEF and the Institute of Pre-…, The teacher training was met with strong positive feedback from teachers. , When asked about the helpfulness of the programme, teachers gave an average rating of 9.5, out of 10. More than half of teachers (57 per cent) reported that practical exercises for using the Akelius app were the most useful part of training, followed by peer modelling sessions (39 per cent of teachers).  Results from the pre and post teacher…, In the Western Balkans, evidence is critical to understand what works to support teachers and leverage digital learning., Teacher training programs in the region are often organized at the municipal or school level with no standardized quality, and often struggle to encourage student-centered teaching practices (OECD, 2020). As a result, teachers in the Western Balkans are unlikely to update their pedagogical approaches after teacher training (Ibid). This is…