NewGlobe provides specialist technical assistance to all the programs it supports, leveraging digital solutions to transform public education. In this, a holistic and multi-functional model is adopted, underpinned by technology that is refined for each purpose.
The core hardware is the provided teacher tablets which are optimized for low-infrastructure environments. For areas of sporadic network connectivity, tablets are designed to be ‘offline first’, facilitating synchronization with the Cloud wherever there is at least 2G. Further, battery life extends to two weeks of use for areas of intermittent power. Herein, remote and developing regions can sustain access to information systems that will supplement teaching delivery and ultimately enrichen learning. Low-infrastructure optimisation is therefore key to ensuring that digital solutions are inclusive and reaching those most marginalized, elevating human capital potential in the most hard-to-reach localities.
The core software supplies teachers with a series of learning management systems to complement and enhance their lesson delivery. The software is designed to facilitate data collection and subsequent analysis of relevant markers. This ensures that the service provided is accountable to its claimed strategy and transparent to stakeholders, including policymakers and the academy. In line with the World Bank’s EdTech Principles, the industry must be displaying commitment to being data-driven and upholding evidence-based practices, significantly following the pandemic. This technology allows one billion data points to be processed by NewGlobe’s research engine, advancing both accountability and innovation through multifarious intervention testing. Hereby, the efficacy of all pedagogical operations are evidenced, using an iterative process of intervention testing to ensure that the supported education systems are of increasing quality.
Both hardware and software assure scalability, which continually improves the accessibility and affordability of the service. This owes to the resilience of the technology and the flexibility of the operating holistic model. Accordingly, supported schools can be equipped swiftly and efficiently, centralizing administrative functions to free local resources for more effective use. As such, this model does not compromise between quality and scalability.
The impact of technological support on education systems is manifold. Governments and school leaders gain reliable and up-to-date insights into the classroom, enabling tracking of attendance and learning outcomes. Teaching quality is enhanced by the latest pedagogical advancements that inform best practices, with continuing targeted training and coaching support that ensures teachers and staff are upskilled. Most significantly, technology enables access to quality education, driving numerous positive, high-impact economic and social externalities.