A community of educators built the fastest growing collective educational portal in N. Macedonia with over 4000 video lessons developed in 12 months. Their video lessons have been viewed more than 4 million times and used by students across the country. The used methodology for this feat has the potential to empower teachers and to be scaled and replicated in educational systems across the world.
ABOUT THE INNOVATION
Why did you create this innovation?
EDUINO was a direct response to the school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity to urgently develop much-needed digital educational materials. With the introduction of the concept of crowdsourcing of openly accessible resources for everyone, we wanted to shift the narrative among the teaching community, moving them from individual thinking into inspirational collective action!
A testament to the power of teachers and communities to collectively tackle educational systemic challenges, EDUINO shows us how we can rapidly build scalable educational libraries!Aleksandar Lazovski, EDUINO project manager & Co-founder of SmartUp
How does your innovation work in practice?
EDUINO is a collective portal where educational materials are crowdsourced on a voluntary basis through the EDUINO community. The portal connects users to various EDUINO educational platforms, for example, “EDUINO Schooling” which offers open and free 4000 verified video lessons for pre-primary, elementary, and high school. These lessons are prepared by over 1000 teachers, in multiple languages and subjects based on the curricula. The platform offers professional development with video courses on methods and tools as well as increasingly popular webinars on topics relevant to the teacher of the 21st century. It also hosts a library of experiential play-based materials for students aged 3-to 10.
Beyond the website, the most important aspect is the EDUINO community of educators, programmers, activists, and parents who openly collaborate, co-create and support the strive to improve educational outcomes in what is one of the lowest-performing countries on the 2018 PISA testing.
How has it been spreading?
Through a series of open crowdsourcing calls, we developed and engaged our EDUINO community to create educational materials, on a voluntary basis. Each educator received concrete guidance, training, and framework. Our team takes care of the technicalities and categorization. Furthermore, all of the materials go through verification and approval, which ensures the quality of the content and curriculum compatibility. Results include 4088 375 views on the 4062 video lessons (12 months), 411 play-based activities and our webinars have been viewed 73,738 times, with 3000 average viewers per event.
We plan to expand and scale these libraries, develop a co-creation guide for international use and introduce a new ECD platform, an EDUINO Laboratory, and a SCIENCE Hub. More at: https://cutt.ly/dxig1LG
If I want to try it, what should I do?
All of the materials can be accessed through the official website www.eduino.gov.mk or our media outlets such as our YouTube profiles, i.e Eduino Platform (12000+ subs). Soon, you will be able to learn about the entire process through our guides on good practices on how to use design thinking within education and guides on community sourcing and community development. Exam.: https://cutt.ly/ZxqZwSH