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Ronda Zelezny-Green, PhD student exploring links between gender, learning and mobiles in the ICT4D collective at Royal Holloway, University of London, posted in theguadian’s Global Development Professionals Network about how mobile phones can help achieve gender equality in education.
She gives insight into mobile-based literacy projects that can transform he lives of women in Africa and Asia. However there is a abundance of phones the access for girls and women still remains a barrier.
According to Zelezny-Green there are two main objectives to harness the potential of mobile learning to increase gender equality in education:
Supporting organisations working towards realising gender parity in education with time, funding, devices or expertise can help build additional evidence of the benefits and challenges to be addressed for mobile learning interventions designed to benefit women and girls.
Ensuring that women and girls lead the design of mobile learning interventions can help increase the possibility that interventions will meet their needs – and fuel gains for gender parity in education.