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Is eLearning really having an impact?

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“Better software will revolutionise learning,” write Bill and Melinda Gates in their annual letter published last month. Cheaper devices, rising incomes and growing internet access could see technology revolutionise how we teach, learn and increase literacy.
 
But are existing eLearning programmes really having an impact?
 
Tom Power is a lecturer in international education at the Open University. Last year, he coauthored a report on the effectiveness of educational technology in developing nations. In this audio feature, he discusses the evidence and explains where many programmes are going wrong.
 
But eLearning is not just used for promoting literacy. Rebecca Harrison, CEO of the African Management Initiative, an eLearning platform for aspiring managers, tells how the use of technology may help reach a million managers by 2023.
 
Music courtesy of Podington Bear
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