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These free online digital literacy courses on Alison have been created by Helen Crompton PhD, an international expert in educational technology, on behalf of the Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance. Dr Crompton is listed in Stanford University’s top two percent of scientists in the world and has been recognised as one of the top nine experts on mobile learning by the United Nations. She is Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Old Dominion University, Virginia, in the USA and director of the Technology Enhanced Learning Lab (TELL). Dr Crompton is also a member of mEducation, which was formed in 2010 by a group of organisations united in their ambition to improve educational outcomes through technology, particularly in developing countries. It is now a world leader in empowering communities through teaching digital literacy.

A professional team with decades of experience in the education technology and international development field supports the work of the Alliance. Alongside the team, 44 member organisations, including multilateral agencies, private sector companies, and ministries of education, contribute to the knowledge sharing and promotion of best EdTech practices. Alliance members include the British Council, USAID, African Union, Save the Children, World Vision, World Bank, and UNICEF.

The mEducation Alliance’s Annual Symposium has become the go-to event in the field of edtech, with over 100 policymakers, researchers, and practitioners showcasing their work through gallery walks, lightning talks, panels, plenary sessions and virtual exhibits.mEducation supports many catalyzing initiatives, including: Foundational literacy and numeracyMathPower!Literacy League#InspirationSTEMYouth Digital ChampionsEdTech AcademyAfghan Kids Support Hub - Digital ResourcesBooks for Afghan Kids

Free, Online Courses Created by mEducation Alliance

  • Certificate Global Digital Literacy

    Global Digital Literacy

    1.5-3 hrs
    This free online course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to communicate online in a positive way.
  • Diploma Diploma in Global Digital Literacy

    Diploma in Global Digital Literacy

    15-20 hrs
    Gain digital literacy skills to safely and successfully navigate the internet with this free online course
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