Regional: Learning from e-learning: Testing Intelligent Learning Systems in South Asian Countries

Sovereign Project | 45193-001

Summary

The Small Scale Research and Development Technical Assistance (S-RDTA) will evaluate pilot tests of well-established computer-aided intelligent learning (e-learning) systems that coach students in an individualized format. The ADB-funded project will undertake a rigorous evaluation to assess the impact of the e-learning tools for mathematics competencies at the junior secondary level in selected schools in countries in South Asia (Sri Lanka, initially). The second phase will extend the pilot to another country in South Asia and produce a comparative evaluation. This evaluation will provide insights on the efficacy of e-learning tools that focus on student-centered coaching and facilitating teachers to better identify learning gaps in improving learning outcomes in developing countries.

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Project Name Learning from e-learning: Testing Intelligent Learning Systems in South Asian Countries
Project Number 45193-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7872-REG: Learning from e-Learning: Testing Intelligent Learning Systems in South Asian Countries
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Small Scale Research and Development Technical Assistance (S-RDTA) will evaluate pilot tests of well-established computer-aided intelligent learning (e-learning) systems that coach students in an individualized format. The ADB-funded project will undertake a rigorous evaluation to assess the impact of the e-learning tools for mathematics competencies at the junior secondary level in selected schools in countries in South Asia (Sri Lanka, initially). The second phase will extend the pilot to another country in South Asia and produce a comparative evaluation. This evaluation will provide insights on the efficacy of e-learning tools that focus on student-centered coaching and facilitating teachers to better identify learning gaps in improving learning outcomes in developing countries.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed S-RDTA will evaluate pilot tests of well-established computer-aided intelligent learning (e-learning) systems that coach students in an individualized format. The ADB-funded evaluation will assess the impact of the e-learning tools for mathematics competencies at the junior secondary level in selected schools in South Asian member countries (Sri Lanka, initially). The second phase will extend the pilot to another country in South Asia and produce a comparative evaluation. This evaluation will provide insights on how to improve the quality of education with a focus on student-centered coaching and facilitating teachers to better identify learning gaps. The proposed S-RDTA is in line with strategies being adapted by developing member countries (DMCs) for strengthening the use of information communication technology (ICT) in education.
Impact New strategies introduce technological innovations that lead to improved learning outcomes in ADB DMCs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Agreement of our education counterparts in DMCs on the results and recommendations of the impact evaluation of e-learning system
Progress Toward Outcome

In Bangladesh, the Government and ADB decided to cancel the project as the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh wanted to see that their own teachers develop the e learning content by themselves in Bangla.

ADB extended the project to Bhutan and the Bhutan Ministry of Education has agreed to implementation during the 2015 academic year (February to December).

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Implementation of the pilot test

Analysis and preparation of impact evaluation report

Design of pilot

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) In progress.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

The S-RDTA will be executed by ADB, in partnership with the Ministry of Education of the respective country and the My Personal Data Analysis (MPDA). The TA will be implemented by a team of evaluation and mathematics consultants with recognized expertise in the area of e-learning, managed by SAHS. Recruitment of consultants will be in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with the ADB Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). All procurement, if any, will be done in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).

The Ministry of Education of the respective country will be the main counterpart agency, and will ensure the required hardware and resources are available, and provide support and monitoring from the regular ministry functioning throughout the duration of the project. This will include identification of appropriate schools from within which the sample schools will be selected; ensuring availability of the required hardware (computers, printers) in the selected schools, and maintenance of this hardware as needed; and overall monitoring.

MPDA, a partner institution of the Ministry of Education (MOE), will work closely with the ADB and MOE teams at all stages of the pilot evaluation to ensure quality oversight and compliance with the testing of the e-learning system, and provide technical support contributing their own resources. This will include deployment of the software (adapted based on national curriculum); participation in the training the consultants and field teams in the use of the software and guidance for monitoring of data entry by teachers; and contribution to adaption and development of tests to ensure alignment with the MPDA e-learning software. MPDA may also undertake its own analysis of the data, while ADB will be responsible for conducting its own independent evaluation.

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Consulting Services The TA will be implemented by a team of evaluation and mathematics consultants with recognized expertise in the area of e-learning, managed by SAHS with ERD participation. Recruitment of consultants will be in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time). There are a total of 8 person months of international consultants, and 12 person months of national consultants who will oversee all design and implementation aspects, including questionnaire development, training of teachers, managing the software implementation, and accurate data entry and analysis. Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with the ADB Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). All procurement, if any, will be done in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement There is no major procurement envisioned under the TA, and if any (such as tests) will be done in accordance with ADB Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Brian Chin
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 06 Sep 2011
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 06 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Feb 2015

TA 7872-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Sep 2011 - 06 Sep 2011 31 Dec 2012 31 Oct 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 06 Sep 2011 417,035.19

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