Our projects

We have specialised in working in low-resourced contexts with little or no access to broadband, but with increasing access to mobile connections. COVID-19 has created an increasing gap between the digital rich and poor contexts and we believe this divide will be closed. We are becoming increasingly connected to our teachers and their learners throughRadio/audio online synchronous training, as well as developing low technology alternatives,  such as audio and radio broadcast scripts for education of learners and teacher training.

It is the future. But in some contexts the progression is slower than in others. We will work at the pace of our clients needs.

Approximately half of the world’s population (some 3.6 billion people) still lack an internet connection. This means that at least 463 million, or nearly one-third of students around the globe, cannot access remote learning, mainly due to a lack of online learning policies or lack of equipment needed to connect from home. Most students do not have the appropriate connectivity, device and digital skills required to find and use educational content dependent on technology.

Some recent projects we have been involved in. We have divided them into the type of technology used. We have historically been involved with low-resourced contexts but 2020 changed the world in many ways and this included the type of technology used to continue education.

Radio/audio

  • Script writing for audio/radio, British Council, Regional Education and English Academic Lead, South Asia (for global use) 2020
  • Lower primary curriculum for developing audio for education. British Council Global 2020
  • Intensive English Course for Primary teachers, to be delivered by audio/radio, Girls Education South Sudan (GESS2), consortium lead by Mott Macdonald, with Windle Trust International, BBC Media Action, Leonard Cheshire and Montrose, South Sudan  2019

Digital & Research

  • New Ways of Teaching research – hybrid teaching (f2f and online/mobile) – British Council, Americas 2020 

Digital (e.g. massive Open Online Courses MOOC)

  • British Council: Skills for Remote Teaching. Reversion British Council materials to design 4 x 3 hour modules. 1) Understanding Remote Teaching, 2) Planning and Adapting Materials, 3) Managing Learning, 4) Assessing and Motivating Learners. 2021

Digital (e.g. SD cards and apps)

  • Remedial maths grades 4 to 8 app, Aptara, United Arab Emirates 2019 – 2020
  • English Connects. English Clubs training and toolkit on SD cards for tertiary students in West Africa. British Council, Sub-Saharan Africa 2018-2019
  • Design ‘Teacher training for PNFA teachers, 10 modules of 6 hours each’, transferred to an App, British Council, Venezuela 2020
  • Design ‘Classroom course book for Grade 1 to 3’, transferred to an App, British Council Venezuela 2020

Digital (videoconferencing, e.g. Teams, Zoom, Skype)

  • Teaching for Success. Teaching on Wheels. 2-hour workshops for teacher’s in remote rural villages in Tunisia. Facilitated by 4 x 4 wheel drive car taking the VSAT, driver and photographer to a school. The vehicle had a generator, projector, white screen, microphone and camera. Delivered through Skype. 2020
  • Early literacy, CfBT, Brunei 2020 delivered via Teams (20 hours for groups of Primary and Secondary teachers)
  • Co-teaching with regional English teachers Grades 1 to 3, The Hands Up project, Palestine 2019 – to date, using Zoom streamed live to Facebook
  • Tools to assess young learners, British Council, Venezuela 2020 via Zoom
  • Deliver teacher training for primary teachers and trainers on teaching online using story app, British Council, Venezuela 2020, via Zoom
  • Deliver training to Trainers via Zoom, ‘Teacher training for PNFA teachers, 10 modules of 6 hours each’, transferred to an App, British Council, Venezuela 2020
  • Deliver training to Teachers via Zoom, ‘Classroom course book for Grade 1 to 3’, transferred to an App, British Council Venezuela 2020

Digital (social media apps, e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram)

  • Co-teaching with regional English teachers Grades 1 to 3, The Hands Up project, Palestine 2019 – to date, using Zoom streamed live to Facebook
  • Design and deliver 200 hours of teacher training (10 modules with 10 workshops of 2 hours each) via Telegram. British Council, Venezuela 2021

Face-to-face

  • Teaching for Success. A 30-hour face to face teacher training for primary teachers, British Council, Tunisia 2019-2020

Education & Research

  • English Connects. Consultancy to advise on introduction of English at Primary school level in Cote d’ivoire. British Council, Sub-Saharan Africa 2018-2019
  • English Connects. Consultancy to advise on introduction of English at Primary school level in Guinea. British Council, Sub-Saharan Africa 2019-2020