Image - SIAB around the world: Mozambique
School in a Box (SIAB) is an action research based digital engagement project of Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, working across number of different levels. Firstly, educational technology is introduced to remote learning environments in the form of iPads connected to a projector and powered by solar battery and panels.
In collaboration with local partners, teachers and facilitators are trained in the use of SIAB technology and methodology, to find creative solutions to achieving challenging learning outcomes in local contexts. High quality, engaging and interactive content, specific to local needs is created in a very short time, using simple content creation apps.
IADT staff work with on the ground partners to monitor, evaluate and support the sustainability of the project and measure impacts on educational participation and learning outcomes in different environments.
SIAB is used in health literacy, agriculture, adult literacy, and school environments, bridging the inequality gap in access to high quality content, teaching and training. Partners include UNESCO, Aga Khan Foundation, Ministry for Education Mozambique, Karuna Shechen Nepal and Himalayan Children’s Society.