Accelerating Learning

World Bank’s Edtech Team

Remote learning, distance education and online learning during the COVID19 pandemic:

A Resource List by the World Bank’s Edtech Team. This list is regularly curated and organized by the World Bank’s Edtech Team (Last update: March 26)

For updated information, please visit the website: www.worldbank.org/en/topic/edutech/brief/edtech-covid-19

Name

Description

Conne ctivity Type

Main
functionality

Platform

Language

Target
Group

Link

Qualtrics

Provides a downloadable application for offline surveys that allow for survey and assessment administration on a mobile device without an internet connection

Offline

Assessment

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://www.qualtrics.c om/education/

Edulastic

Permits teachers to create enhanced computer-based assessments. Teachers can use items from the app item bank for their online assessments. It produces automatic reports. It can be linked to Microsoft and other platforms. It has a free version for teachers and students

Online

Assessment

Both (desktop and mobile)

English

Students
Educators

https://edulastic.com/

Smartzed

Provides a computer-based and online adaptive learning tool for mathematics, science, and reading

Online

Assessment

Desktop - Browser

English

Students
Educators

http://www.smartzed.n et/

Content Repository

Name

Description

Conne ctivity Type

Main
functionality

Platform

Language

Target
Group

Link

Canvas & Canvas Network

Canvas Network provides a place and platform where teachers, students, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry.

Offline

Learning Management System Content Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://www.canvas.net/

Kolibri (Learning Equality)

Kolibri makes high quality education technology available in low-resource communities such as rural schools, refugee camps, orphanages, non- formal school systems, and prison systems.

Offline

Learning Management System; Content Repository

Smartphone app

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://learningequality.or g/kolibri/

ITunes U

iTunes U that focuses on offering lectures and learning materials from K-12 education to Higher Education, where state or county education departments provide content for both students and educators.

Offline

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://www.apple.com/ed ucation/apple- distinguished-educator/

Epic

Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under (35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more)

Offline

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

English

Students

https://www.getepic.com/

Xowa

XOWA is the free, open- source application that lets you download Wikipedia to your computer. Access all of Wikipedia offline — without an internet connection!

Offline

Content
Repository

Desktop

English
German

Students
Educators

xowa.org

ePathshal a

ePathshala – Learning on the go. E-books curated in the form of ePubs for school education for all subjects. The portal made available offline as provided by NCERT, India.

Offline

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students

http://epathshala.nic.in/

Nroer

India’s National Repository of Open Educational Resources. Powered by gstudio built at Gnowledge Lab, HBCSE, TIFR. Content curated by CIET, NCERT, India.

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

English
Hindi

Students

https://nroer.gov.in/

The Global Reading Network

Toolkit for International Education Stakeholders Universal Design for Learning to Help All Children Read: Promoting Literacy for Learners with Disabilities (also in Arabic)

Offline

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students

https://www.globalreading network.net/resources/uni versal-design-learning- help-all-children-read- promoting-literacy- learners-disabilities

Story
Weaver

Designed to provide children with reading resources. This is a digital gateway to thousands of richly illustrated, open- licensed children's stories in mother tongue languages.
This is a digital repository of multilingual stories for children. Children can have access to stories in her mother tongue to read and share.

Offline

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Arabic

Students

https://storyweaver.org.in/ stories/10485-astatee-an- atasalaq

Children
Library

The International Children's Digital Library is a project of the ICDL Foundation in collaboration with the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab which offers open access to children books in Arabic among other 18 languages.

Offline

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students

http://www.childrenslibrar y.org/icdl/SimpleSearchC ategory?langid=309

Bolo

This app, which is aimed at elementary school-aged students, leverages technology like Google’s
speech recognition and text-to- speech to help kids learn to read.

Offline

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students

https://bolo.withgoogle.co m/intl/en/#how-bolo- works

Rumie

Education tools and content to enable lifelong learning for underserved communities.

Offline

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students

https://rumie.org/

Ustad
Mobile

Access and share educational content offline.

Offline

Content
Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students

https://www.ustadmobile. com/lms/

Telmid
TICE

Content repository (in Arabic and French), for primary – secondary – and – baccalaureate: The site is in Arabic. The first menu separates the content by level (primary-secondary- baccalaureate). For all the levels, the content consists in videos in Arabic and French, there is a filter per subject (and the videos are titled with the topic).

Online

Content
Repository

Desktop - Browser

French
Arabic

Students

https://soutiensco.men.go v.ma/

ATHAQA FIA TV

TV. National channer 4 is broadcasting classes

Online

Content
Repository

Desktop - Browser

French Arabic English

Students

http://www.snrtlive.ma/ath aqafia

Taalim
TICE

The following page, from the Gov. of Morocco, contains (in the middle of the main page) other several digital resources in Arabic, for different levels and subjects

Online

Desktop - Browser

French
Arabic

Students
Educators

http://www.taalimtice.ma/

Educlan

EduClan is a Spanish platform that offers digital learning resources for kids between 3 to 10 years old. Developed in coordination between the Spanish Ministry of Education and major players from the publishing industry

Online

Both (desktop and mobile)

Spanish

Students

https://www.rtve.es/educl an/

School in a Box

A School in a Box is a tablet- based academic support to provide academic support and extra lessons for up to 100 children, from age 5 to 18 (Grade 1 to Matric in South Africa), in English, math, science and computer coding.

Offline

Desktop - Browser

English

Student

https://schoolinabox.co.za

/

Stoodi

Online education platform that offers content from all high school disciplines. The free version gives access to the catalog with more than 5 thousand video lessons from all disciplines and also to the exercise bank with more than
30 thousand questions with resolution step by step on video.

Online

Desktop - Browser

Freemium version

Portuguese

Students

https://www.stoodi.com.br
/

File Manager

Name

Description

Main
functionality

Platform

Language

Target
Group

Link

Evernote

Evernote is an app designed for note taking, organizing, task management, and archiving.

File manager

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://ever note.com/

Seesaw

Students use built-in annotation tools to capture what they know in Seesaw’s digital portfolio. Seesaw - Student driven digital portfolios and
simple parent communication. Can be
used as a primary means for students to create content, interact with
teachers, and interact with classmates.

File manager

Both (desktop and mobile)

English

Students
Educators

https://w eb.seesa w.me/

Learning Management System

Name

Description

Main
functionality

Platform

Language

Target
Group

Link

Canvas & Canvas Network

Canvas Network provides a place and platform where teachers, students, and institutions worldwide can connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry.

Learning Management System Content Repository

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://ww w.canvas.n et/

Moodle

Moodle is an open source platform used for blended learning, distance education, flipped classroom and other e- learning projects in schools, universities, workplaces and other sectors.

Learning Management System

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://moo dle.org/

Kolibri (Learning Equality)

Kolibri makes high quality education technology available in low-resource communities such as rural schools, refugee camps, orphanages, non- formal school systems, and prison systems.

Learning Management System; Content Repository

Smartphone app

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://lear ningequalit y.org/kolibr i/

Desire2Le arn (D2L)

It is a learning management system, which is a cloud- based software used by schools, higher education, and businesses for online and blended classroom learning.

Learning Management System

Desktop - Browser

Multilingual

Students

https://ww w.d2l.com/

Schoology

Schoology is a freemium web- based LMS that hosts eLearning content such as courses, training, and programs. It allows instructors to build reports on learners’ performance based on course completion.

Learning Management System

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://ww w.schoolog y.com/

Open Learning Exchange

Planet Learning is designed to be available to everyone, everywhere, all the time. It is portable, affordable, scalable and sustainable. It is hardware agnostic; any device that can open a browser can use it. It functions off, as well as on, the Internet. The Raspberry Pi, costing US$35. is often used
as the server.

Offline

Learning Management System

Desktop

Multilingual

Students

https://ww w.ole.org/

Google classroom

Free tool (as long as you have a free Gmail account) developed by Google to support online classroom experience for teachers and students. It permits online communication to support distance education. Google Classroom Includes tools for online assessment development, administration, scoring, and feedback.

Online

Learning Management System

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students
Educators

https://clas sroom.goo gle.com/

Can’t wait
to Learn

Gaming technology to deliver quality education to children, including those in conflict contexts. Can't Wait to Learn
is fast, effective and low-cost - and utilizes custom gaming technology to deliver quality education. The evidence- based program was developed by War Child and partners through years of testing and research

Offline

Learning Management System

Both (desktop and mobile)

Multilingual

Students

https://ww w.warchild holland.org
/projects/c wtl/