Even though electricity supply and internet connectivity are often unreliable in developing countries the demand for technology is strong. The cost of technology products is rapidly decreasing and their availability increasing even among the poorest and most remote communities. A majority of teachers now have access to a mobile phone and a growing number are gaining access to tablets. We help schools and teachers to harness the potential of these new technologies to help improve their effectiveness and, ultimately, students' learning outcomes.
In a number of countries we have successfully developed initiatives to use these technologies effectively in challenging environments. We have helped teachers and trainee teachers access video clips modelling good classroom behaviour on mobile phones and teacher educators to complete online courses as part of their continuing professional development. We have also supported the development and use of mobile apps which, even with limited connectivity, greatly increase the users access to materials and resources such as e-libraries of relevant books, learning resources and reference materials.