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The Future Of Learning Unfolding In Malawi

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Story Source: Forbes ~ Go to Original Article

A piece of the future of learning unfolded before me over the past week. At a school in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, 38 children in the second grade took off their shoes, washed their hands and filed into a room with mostly bare white walls. Exposed wooden beams supported a corrugated metal roof above them, and a single piece of slate hung at the back of the room. The children sat on two different straw mats in assigned spaces.

Using iPads and software created by onebillion, a nonprofit and one of the winners of the Global Learning XPRIZE, the students received headphones from the teacher and, once the teacher unlocked the tablets with a stroke of her hand on a master iPad, began learning………………