Landscape Review: Education in Conflict and Crisis - How Can Technology Make a Difference?
Conflict and crisis are among the biggest obstacles to ensuring inclusive and quality education for all (Sustainable Development Goal 4). The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential to support, enhance, and enable education for the most marginalized, affected by war, natural disasters, and the rapid spread of disease. Across these different contexts, tools like radio, mobile phones, mobile projectors, e-readers and tablets, laptops and computers can facilitate teaching and learning in a range of different ways. The term “mobility” with regard to learning is highly relevant in this landscape: it recognizes that learning should not stop as people move, and that people on the move are focused on continuing their education. This landscape aims to identify major trends, patterns, and lessons learned about the use of mobile technologies in crisis and conflict settings, and also to define gaps in our existing knowledge base.