Nokia and UNESCO join hands to deliver quality education to teachers
In December 2011 UNESCO Islamabad launched its “Mobile Learning for Teacher’s Professional Development” together with Nokia and UNESCO’s local implementation partner AGAHI.
The project uses Nokia Education Delivery (NED) to supply high quality material for professional teacher training to 100 rural teachers in 30 schools. The content focuses on “Early Childhood Education”, videos reaching the beneficiaries on a step by step curriculum approach. Using Nokia Education Delivery aims to increase knowledge and motivation: Teachers will be assessed via sms tests to be compared to a reference group of teachers outside the pilot project, and they will be awarded with free air time for good results. UNESCO evaluation aims to determine how education can improve through the use of ICT and mobile learning.
Thus the collaboration aims for wins on 3 sides: it is to trigger educational benefits in the participating schools and can even create reach outside, involving more and more teachers and students in Pakistan. It creates personal benefit for the participant by increasing their skills and motivation in a fun way. It creates many synergies for Nokia, being seen as a trusted partner across rural areas where our visibility in apps is low. Positive consumer experiences can create brand love and curiosity about Nokia product. Plus, since Nokia Education Delivery turned open source solution, the collaboration can encourage developers and user groups to make use of this opportunity.