BridgeIT Mobile Technology Program
The Pearson Foundation is proud to be a partner in BridgeIT, a multi-sector partnership that brings interactive, multimedia education programs to local classrooms around the world.
The result of a partnership that includes the Pearson Foundation, Nokia, the International Youth Foundation, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), BridgeIT combines familiar mobile products and existing wireless technologies to deliver educational programs to teachers and students who otherwise would not have access to these materials. As a result, teachers anywhere in the world have the power to select and receive digital educational programming—videos, pictures, text, or audio files—over mobile technology already in use in their community, and the ability to share these materials with students in ways that improve student learning. After viewing educational content, students participate in interactive lessons facilitated by the teacher.
The BridgeIT model has enjoyed success in Chile, Colombia, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Tanzania, guided by three goals:
Utilize the latest educational technologies to deliver educational content to students in developing and emerging countries in a cost-effective manner.
Empower teachers, through professional development, to fully utilize mobile technology to deliver learning modules aligned with national or regional curriculum standards.
Follow a tailored and focused program for a sustainable, scalable, and replicable implementation in partnership with local education ministries and agencies.