Mobile Web Ghana is one of two projects in Ghana that have been featured as a case study in the World Innovation Summit On Education (WISE) book – Learning {Re}Imagined: How the Connected Society is Transforming Learning. The book focuses on the link between technology and learning, and the potential for transformation in education.

Graham Brown-Martin founder of Learning Without Frontiers together with award winning photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian were commissioned by the Qatar Foundation to author and direct the Learning {Re}imagine project. The project saw the team travel across the world visiting 18 countries on 6 continents including Cuba, Ghana, UAE, Singapore, India, China, USA, Lebanon, Jordan, Brazil, Vietnam, Qatar, UK, Canada, France, Sweden and Australia. They interviewed leading thinkers in education, business and civil society in education including Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin, Sugata Mitra among others.

Learning {Re}imagined takes its readers on a round-the world-journey in a search for innovation in the way we learn and teach. Part travelogue, part magazine, part provocation, and filled with case studies and interviews, the book explores how today’s educators are facing the challenges of what and how to teach within our connected society.

The Director of Mobile Web Ghana, Florence Toffa granted Graham Brown-Martin and his team an interview on the organisation’s mission of developing local talent, fostering mobile technology entrepreneurship and incubating technology start-ups. The full transcript of the interview is on page 42 of the book.

Worldreader is another project in Ghana that was featured in the book. Worldreader is a global non-profit organisation on a mission to bring digital books to every child and her family, so that they can improve their lives. The project was launched in Ghana in 2010 by David Risher and Colin McElwee and implemented at the Adeiso Presbyterian Junior High School in the Eastern Region. The idea is to curate local stories on an e-reader which provides each child with a library’s worth of books. The World reader programme typically provides access to more than 5,000 local and international stories and books. According to Co-founder Colin McElwee, the project had distributed over 800,000 books into the hands of more than 12,000 children in nine African countries.

This book is for anybody who is interested in the future of learning whether educator, learner, or parents. Limited hardback edition of Learning {Re}imagined can be ordered here or place an on Amazon here. You can read more about the Learning {Re}imagined project on this blog.

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