|Start date||December 2018|
|End date||Spring 2022|
|Client||Queen Rania Foundation (QRF)|
OpenDevEd is working with Jordan’s Ministry of Education to develop the Ministry’s capacity to develop iterative and evidence-based decision-making practices on EdTech.
From an initial request to develop an EdTech strategy for Jordan, the Activating EdTech programme has evolved into the development of a Jordanian team trained in research, agile, and design thinking methods.
The team has co-developed a national EdTech Strategy, while simultaneously implementing elements of the strategy and conducting several small-scale experiments.
The team and strategy are on track to align with other large-scale programmes in Jordan, including a World Bank-funded national blended learning programme and a national digital skills programme.
OpenDevEd staff conducted the following tasks:
- Led the design and delivery of the project overall, in partnership with the Queen Rania Foundation
- Organised and conducted nine ‘sprints’ – short five-day periods of intensive work coupled with tailored capacity-building exercises and materials
- Coached the MoE technical team through designing and implementing small-scale EdTech experiments
- Conducted a qualitative evaluation of Jordan’s experience with distance learning under COVID-19
Key outcomes of the programme included:
- Co-developed a national, Agile EdTech Strategy and implementation plan for Jordan’s Ministry of Education