Digital learning transformation for one-room schoolhouses in rural Pakistan

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Despite extensive global efforts to make education accessible for all, one out of every five children are out-of-school. The situation demands re-thinking of learning strategies particularly in underprivileged contexts. Continued advancements in learning technologies may offer novel solutions and this paper reports on a study that explores such opportunities. Opportunities to think laterally also reveal that the centuries old one-room schoolhouse is a proven educational system that has yielded promising results for rural areas all around the world. Using a contemporary multi-grade teaching method, the one-room schoolhouse provides a resilient model educating children at locations, which lack quality teachers and resources. This paper reports a case study of an integrated approach to teach out-of-school children in rural Pakistan using education technology in a one-room schoolhouse. A synthesis of knowledge and practices associated with one-room schoolhouses is presented together with an analysis of education technology developments that look promising. A digital transformation roadmap to implement and scale this method to educate out-of-school children in other underprivileged communities is summarised.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computers in Education
EditorsMaiga Chang, Hyo-Jeong So, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Ju-Ling Shih, Fu-Yun Yu, Michelle P. Banawan, Ben Chang, Weiqin Chen, Andrei D. Coronel, Swapna Gottipati, H. Ulrich Hoppe, Morris S.Y. Jong, Calvin Liao, Jon Mason, Fan Ouyang, Patcharin Panjaburee, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Yanjie Song, Niwat Srisawasdi, Ahmed Tlili, Chengjiu Yin
Place of PublicationTaiwan
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789869721448
Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2019
Event27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019 - Kenting, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2 Dec 20196 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings


Conference27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


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