Human Network International

Building DataWinners, a cloud-based communication service that collects and shares educational data through mobile phones

Human Network International

Building DataWinners, a cloud-based communication service that collects and shares educational data through mobile phones


Project Name

DataWinners

Location Implemented

Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Senegal

Technology Used

Data

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2011

Reading Skill Targeted

Reading Environment

Status

Winner

The Challenge

There are pervasive problems with educational data collection including 1) the use of a paper-based system, 2) field data collection requires significant labor, 3) significant labor and expense devoted to redundant manual re-entry of data into electronic database, and 4) data cannot be shared easily with stakeholders and decision makers.

The Big Idea

This project provided a communication platform for the education sector to collect education data and share information using the equipment they already have—a computer, the internet and mobile phones.

Results

In Senegal, HNI assisted the Ministry of Education in collecting standardized testing data for 2nd, 4th and 6th graders in reading and math from 9,500 schools. More than 500 schools have now submitted their data successfully using mobile technology. In Malawi, HNI worked with local reading organizations to modernize their data collection.

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Website

http://hni.org/

Organization Type

Non Profit

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