Digital education for Romanian schoolchildren

Digitaliada, launched by the Orange Foundation Romania in September 2016 at the start of the new school year, is a programme aimed at turning digital technology into an educational opportunity for all children. The principle? Equip 10 schools in rural areas with digital tools, content and training to improve children’s skills in maths and IT & C.


Le programme Digitaliada, Roumanie


The project in detail

Classrooms and the tools they use will never be the same again as educational video games, applications and digital text books increasingly join coloured pencils and exercise books in children’s school bags. This fact, as well as the Orange Foundation corporate philanthropy priority for digital education projects are the two factors that inspired the Orange Foundation Romania to launch the Digitaliada programme. The project targets rural schools in order to enable pupils from 5th to 8th grade to benefit from the opportunities offered by digital technology. If successful, this pilot scheme for the 2016-2017 school year will be extended nationwide.

Complete kit: digital equipment, content and training

School children and teachers in the 10 schools involved in the project received a complete package consisting of tablets, laptops and projectors. Apps, educational video games, digital content and a digital catalogue are also included to complete the scheme. Training and ongoing technical support are available to teachers to help them to become familiar with these new tools.


Le programme Digitaliada, Roumanie


Digital game-based learning

Digitaliada is built on digital game-based learning, known as the DGBL method – “digital game-based learning”, or how to learn through educational video games. Traditional educational methods are completed by digital exercises that are both practical and fun, offering pupils additional means to help them understand the lessons they have studied in class.

In order to support the promotion of digital education at a national level as well as to facilitate exchange of ideas and best practices in the field as part of the pilot, Orange Foundation Romania has created an online dedicated platform. Until April 2017, an online competition is taking place on this platform aiming to identify and reward the best digital material created by school teachers or any person in Romania, interested in digital education.

A demonstration of our commitment to digital education, this project falls within our overall ambition of closing the digital gap to ensure that digital technology is never an obstacle but rather an opportunity for development, learning and integration.

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