Floating Schools and how Access to Technology Broadens Access to Education

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“Until I read about Mosammet Reba Khatun from Bangladesh, I had never heard about solar-powered floating schools. Reading about Mosammet’s experience has revolutionised my understanding of what technology can do in providing access to education. The default position for technology in the classroom is related to the concepts of blended learning and “flipping the classroom”where the new rage is to expect that primary-school children should bring iPads to school. There’s nothing wrong with this model but it’s for a privileged context.

These are important functions of technology in the classroom but when we consider the challenges many teachers and students face when it comes to basic access to education, technology can do so much more.”

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