Edtech Mondays to Discuss the Impact of Digital Tools in Ethiopia’s Education System

EdTech Mondays, the monthly radio program produced by the Mastercard Foundation and Shega Media & Technology Plc, is set to explore the transformative potential of digital tools tailored for the Ethiopian educational landscape.

Scheduled to air on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 8:10 p.m. EAT via Fana FM 98.1 and 10 other affiliated FM radio stations across the country, the episode promises an in-depth conversation on how technology can bridge educational gaps, empower teachers, and create a vibrant learning ecosystem.

Integrating technology into classrooms can bridge gaps in access to quality education, especially in remote areas. Customized educational software and applications can cater to the diverse learning needs and languages prevalent in Ethiopia, fostering inclusivity and engagement. Empowering teachers with digital resources enhances their teaching methods, enabling personalized learning experiences and promoting critical thinking among students.

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Edtech Mondays Upcoming Show to Spotlight the Impact of Digital Literacy on Ethiopia’s Education System

EdTech Mondays, the monthly radio show produced by the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Shega Media & Technology, is set to unravel the unique opportunities and challenges Ethiopia faces in accelerating digital literacy.

The show, which will air today, September 25, 2023, at 8.10 p.m. via Fana FM 98.1 and 10 other affiliated FM radio stations across the country, will also examine the strategies and initiatives that can be employed to empower educators and students alike with the digital skills required to navigate a rapidly evolving educational landscape.

EdTech Monday’s, which serves as a platform to foster critical conversations on using technology for teaching and learning, shifted its latest focus to digital literacy, recognizing that Ethiopia’s education system, like many others globally, is in a state of transition.

With a growing youth demogra…

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Upcoming Edtech Mondays Radio Show to Unveil the Ethiopian Edtech Ecosystem

As the Ethiopian educational landscape undergoes a digital transformation, the upcoming episode of EdTech Mondays promises to delve into the heart of the matter, exploring the potential of technology in bridging educational gaps and driving equitable access to quality learning.

Hosted by the Mastercard Foundation in collaboration with Shega Media & Technology, this edition will spotlight the emerging EdTech ecosystem in Ethiopia and the strides being made to harness its power for the benefit of the country’s learners.

The Ethiopian EdTech ecosystem is on the cusp of transformative growth, propelled by an expanding digital infrastructure and a youth population eager to embrace technology for learning.

Amid the backdrop of challenges like limited access to quality education in remote regions, EdTech startups and initiatives have emerged as potential change-makers. These endeavors harness the power of technology to provide innovative learning solutions, sp…

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EdTech Mondays Ethiopia Radio Show to Discuss Solutions for Equity, Inclusion

The upcoming episode of EdTech Mondays Radio Show, produced by the Mastercard Foundation and Shega Media & Technology, is poised to explore the crucial role of technology in promoting equity and inclusion in education.

Serving as a platform for thought-provoking discussions and innovative ideas, EdTech Mondays will host a panel of diverse experts in this episode. The panelists include Seid Anbesu, a visually impaired social worker in a government bureau; Beky Abadula, CEO at Deborah Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Ethiopian youth with Intellectual disabilities; Hannan Endale, inclusive learning program manager at Light of the World, an NGO that empowers people with disabilities and protects eye health; and Rahel Kebede, learning support head at MALD Kindergarten.

Set to be aired at 8.10 p.m. EAT on Monday, July 31, 2023, via Fana FM 98.1 and ten other affiliated FM radio stations across the country, the show will expl…

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EdTech Mondays to Discuss Blended Learning in Ethiopia

In its upcoming episode, EdTech Mondays, a radio program dedicated to exploring the crossroads of education and technology, is shifting its focus toward accelerating blended learning in Ethiopia.

The show, produced by the Mastercard Foundation in collaboration with Shega Media and Technology, aims to facilitate critical conversations and bring together key stakeholders in the field of education.

Blended learning, an approach combining innovative teaching techniques with digital technology, can potentially increase learners’ interest and improve teaching and learning outcomes. With millions of young learners in Ethiopia lacking access to quality and affordable education, EdTech is seen as...

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EdTech Mondays April Radio Show to Examine Digital Literacy in Ethiopia

The Mastercard Foundation, in partnership with Shega Media & Technology, will air the next episode of the EdTech Mondays Radio Show that will examine the power of edtech in delivering and assessing 21st-century skills.

The show, which will be aired on April 24, 2023, at 8:10 pm via Fana FM 98.1 and 10 other affiliated radio stations across the country, will ask what Ethiopia needs to do to facilitate access to digital literacy and how edtech can help with digital literacy for learners and educators.

Digital literacy is the ability to utilize communication and information technologies to create, evaluate, and communicate messages, requiring technical and cognitive skills.

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Improving Foundational Literacy: EdTech Mondays Tackles Learning Gap in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has made significant progress in primary school enrollment, reaching a record high of over 95% in the last two decades. Despite this achievement, many Ethiopian children still struggle with reading comprehension and basic math by the age of 10. These essential skills are critical for further learning, economic growth, and individual and community wellbeing. As the world becomes increasingly complex and technology-driven, foundational literacy and numeracy skills are more important than ever.

While nearly universal access to education in Ethiopia is commendable, it has not guaranteed that children are effectively learning in schools. To address this, experts are calling for a...

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Mastercard Foundation, Shega’s EdTech Mondays Radio Show Extends for a Year, Goes National

EdTech Mondays, a monthly radio show by Mastercard Foundation and Shega Media & Technology PLC that serves as a platform to facilitate critical conversations on using technology for teaching and learning in Ethiopia, has been extended for a year and is going national.

The announcement comes as the duo secures airtime on 11 radio stations around the country under the Fana Broadcasting Corporation, expanding the reach and impact of the show for ten more episodes in 2023.

Starting with the upcoming episode in February, Edtech Mondays will air on the last Monday of every month, in Georgian Calendar, from 8:10 p.m. to 8:50 p.m., bringing key stakeholders together, including policymakers, EdTech...

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Third EdTech Mondays Episode to Highlight Use of Technology in Refining Education for Learners with Disabilities 

The third episode of EdTech Mondays, a monthly radio show hosted by the Mastercard Foundation and Shega Media & Technology, is slated to air on Monday, December 5, 2022, on Ethio FM 107.8.

The show will be aired at 8 p.m. and will discuss how edtech can be used to increase access to education for learners with disabilities.

The episode will explore the key challenges learners with disabilities face in education, the exacerbating factors making things worse, how digital learning and technology can help address identified challenges, and what policy steps can be taken.

Children with disabilities are much less likely to start school than their peers without disabilities in Ethiopia. Survey...

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Second Episode of EdTech Mondays to Look at Edtech from the Gender Perspective

The second episode of EdTech Mondays, a radio show launched to facilitate critical conversations on using technology for teaching and learning in Ethiopia, is set to air today, November 7, 2022.

To be broadcasted on Ethio FM 107.8, at 8 p.m., the episode will focus on advancing girls’ education through digital learning.

The show, which will also be live-streamed on Shgea’s Telegram channel, will explore the key challenges girls face in education, the exacerbating factors making things worse, how digital learning and technology can help address identified challenges, who are the key stakeholders in digitizing girls’ education, as well as what policy steps can be taken towards digital...

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