02/08/2012

“BridgeIT” project wins the highest recognition at the mBillionth Awards for improving the quality of teaching


BridgeIT, which is Nokia’s first project on Mobiles for Social Good in India, has won the highest recognition at the mBillionth Awards 2012. The award for mobile innovators recognizes people and projects across South Asia who show exceptional courage and leadership in minimizing the digital divide and advocating empowerment through mobile devices and contents.

The awarded BridgeIT was kicked off in 2011 and it started a 3-year Mobile in Education program in selected schools in India to improve the quality of teaching and create a meaningful improvement in academic and attitudinal outcomes for students in India. Teachers use Nokia Education Delivery (NED) software on Nokia mobile phones to download educational assets from curriculum aligned catalogs. Use of mobile phones makes it very simple and easy for teachers to use digital content to impart education and make classrooms engaging. The catalogs developed in this program contain educational content such as videos, images, lesson plans, activity guides, all organized and aligned to the curriculum set forth by the education boards.

The project is a partnership between Indian schools, NOKIA, The Pearson Foundation, and EZ Vidya. The results from the first year NED program are extremely good with 40% increase in indicators of good teaching.

Check out all the winners at: http://mbillionth.in/event-2012/winners-2012/