About the Project
This project provides 200 primary and middle school math and English teachers with access to 300 lessons via mobile phone and is designed to clarify concepts that are important in delivering quality education. Videos are viewed offline by participants anytime and from any location. The project addresses the problem of content knowledge gaps among primary teachers, particularly in rural areas of Pakistan.
The competitive advantage of Developments in Literacy (DIL), the organization that runs the project, is that the content is homegrown, locally relevant and owned by DIL, which makes this simple, effective intervention highly scalable and cost-effective.
The boundless capacity of mobile devices for storing and accessing content make this an innovative and cost-effective alternative to in-person training or library development, particularly in rural settings where independent travel for female teachers runs counter to cultural norms. Mobile learning circumvents these issues by empowering teachers to assume ownership of the tools and learning process.