POWER OF MLEARNING IN KENYA M&E

Status/ ongoing

The ‘Power of mLearning in Kenya’ project aims to improve KCPE exam results, social awareness, cognitive thinking and IT literacy through the use of mobile technologies. 250 initial students and all teachers at a primary school in Nairobi received individual tablets with Safaricom 3G mobile connectivity to access eLimu’s eLearning application. The application features high-quality educational content correlating to the national curriculum.

iHub Research is conducting a monitoring and evaluation study over a period of 15 months on this project. The main objectives of the study are:

  1. To evaluate the learning outcomes of students using tablets and the eLimu interactive learning content;
  2. To understand how the technology is being used by the students and perceptions about the eLimu content;
  3. To evaluate the relevance of the technology for the learners, and the frequency of usage/activities being done on the tablet.

The M&E research will measure the effectiveness of the tablet in reaching specific goals and outcomes; inform refinements to the tablet technology deployed focusing on hardware issues (connectivity, battery life),  eLimu platform and processes (training, maintenance); gather evidence of the user experience to inform eLimu design and implementation; and collect feedback on how to improve the platform.

The research team concluded the first year of the pilot study in February 2015.

Find out more about eLimu here: http://e-limu.org/