Education in Conflict and Crisis: How Can Technology Make a Difference?
A Landscape Review
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) | 2016
Crisis and conflict are among the biggest obstacles to ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all. However, education is a human right with important implications for health, livelihood, and peace building in contexts of conflict and crisis. The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential to support, enhance, and enable education for the most marginalized, affected by war, natural disasters, and the rapid spread of disease. Across these different contexts, tools like radio, mobile phones, mobile projectors, e-readers and tablets, laptops and computers can facilitate teaching and learning in a range of different ways. The term “mobility” with regard to learning is highly relevant in this landscape: it recognizes that learning should not stop as people move, and that people on the move are focused on continuing their education. The aim of this landscape review is to identify major trends, patterns, and lessons learned about the use of mobile technologies in crisis and conflict settings, and also to define gaps in our existing knowledge base.