The dot-EDU Leader Award was created in response to a need for better quality, access, and equity in the application of digital and broadcasting technologies in developing countries and societies in transition. Education Development Center (EDC) was the prime award recipient for dot-EDU. EDC worked with several grantees like the Academy for Educational Development (AED) as well as 25+ resource partners to provide innovative, sustainable learning services and technologies.
Mission: To assist developing countries in strengthening learning systems to improve quality, expand access, and enhance equity through carefully planned applications of digital and broadcasting technologies.
Purpose: To provide training and technical assistance to support USAID Missions in developing and implementing technology-assisted applications related to learning systems consistent with their strategic objectives and results frameworks; and To conduct pilot projects and prepare knowledge products using available core resources, matched by our own resources and other outside funds. These activities will result in improved understanding, strategic planning, and implementation of technology-assisted educational applications in developing countries.
Funding was provided by USAID's Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade (Office of Energy and Information Technology, Office of Women in Development, and Human Capacity Development: Basic Education Team), Regional Bureaus, and Missions. Cooperative Agreement: GDG-A-00-01-00011-00
For more information on dot-EDU's projects, visit the dot-EDU site managed by EDC.
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.