Dimagi, Inc.

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA   |   For profit

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Project/Innovation Name
Mobile Apps for Education Response in the Ebola Crisis

Technology to Support Education in Crisis & Conflict Settings
Health Crises - Honorable Mention (tied)

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Prize Competition Summary
A challenge to source ideas for innovative, technology-supported approaches for children to maintain access to basic education despite disruptions experienced during crises or conflict.

Mobile Apps for Education Response in the Ebola Crisis

Innovation Summary
Using the CommCare platform, Dimagi aims to partner with organizations to develop and share a set of free, easy-to-use, localizable mobile apps to strengthen the education response to Ebola and other crises. This innovation would: (1) develop curriculum-aligned apps that reflect Ministry of Education priorities and complement educational radio programs; (2) pre-position interactive, “supplemental” apps that children can play at their own pace to make gains in literacy, numeracy, life skills, and access psychosocial support materials; and (3) enable responders to measure children’s learning outcomes and assess program effectiveness. For rapid deployment and the broadest reach, these applications would be made available indefinitely on the CommCare Exchange, an open-licensed "app store" that allows applications to be shared, modified, and used freely throughout the CommCare community.

Innovations/Tools/Resources Developed

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