In 2014, we piloted a tablet education program with Tiwala Kids and Communities in the Philippines. Five tablets were pre-loaded with an educational application and workshops were conducted for the Tiwala teachers to learn how to use the tablets to improve their teaching.
We discussed in our previous blog post that education can be transformed with tablet technology, reviewing both the benefits and challenges of implementing tablet education projects. Based on the results from our own project in the Philippines, we strongly believe that tablet education can be extremely successful in developing countries and rural communities when implemented properly.
The pilot results were inspiring and demonstrated that there were positive outcomes from the trial periods:
Teaching Learning Transformation
Student Engagement Results Increased
Teachers and Parents are Excited
With the success of the tablet education program with Tiwala, we will continue to expand both the program and our network of collaborative partners in other communities. While understanding that there are both benefits and challenges to implementing tablet education programs, we actively work towards designing appropriate solutions that are adapted to the particular situation and environments of those communities. This way we can mitigate the challenges that may arise. We hope to improve the quality of education so that underrepresented communities in developing countries and rural areas are able to access the new technology that is continuously emerging today.