Global Development: Education Solutions

Economic and political development requires all children and adults have access to high quality education.  Education is the foundation for improving lives and helping to pull people out of extreme poverty, as such ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning is the 4th 2030 Sustainable Development Goal adopted by UN member states in 2015.  During the 15 years of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the world achieved great progress en ensuring quality education for all.  Enrollment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 percent, and the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys.  However, there is much work to do in the coming decade to meet the promise of SDG 4, because despite the gains 57 million children remain out of school, the equality between girls and boys only exists in primary education, and 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills; more than 60 percent of which are women and girls.

At OpenWise education is an essential part of our mission, we have a deeper appreciation and knowledge of what is required to use technology to advance educational goals. Employing the expertise of our technologist and education professionals, we work to develop solutions that are specifically tailored to institutional, regional, or national needs to help more effectively and efficiently achieve education development goals. We do not offer generalized or generic prescriptions to development challenges; every solution we build is created with intensive collaborative consultation with our clients and stakeholders employing human-centered design techniques to develop localized strategies for deploying educational interventions.  Some of the education technology (edTech) systems we have experience deploying and designing in the past include Student Information Systems (SIS) (also known as Education Management Information Systems (EMIS)),  Learning Management Systems (LMS) (also known as Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC), Course Management System (CMS), Virtual Learning Environments (VLE), Learning Platform (LP) or Learning Support System (LSS)), and Managed Learning Environments (MLE).  We also have experience deploying open hardware for educational uses such as Arduino Boards, and Raspberry Pi.

Open Standards & Open Source 

All of our work is done using open standards and open source. This is to make sure our customers have all the benefits that open source software provides including constant software improvements, greater security, control/full data ownership, greater interoperability and lower total cost of ownership. Find out more.