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Playing and learning: scaling a math digital game across Peru

The COVID-19 crisis is expected to produce large negative effects on student learning in Latin America, especially among disadvantaged populations. COVID-19 disrupted the educational process for millions of children and, if not tackled properly, it will have significant harmful implications for long-term growth and inequality.

This project seeks to tackle this critical challenge by scaling an innovative math-learning platform called Conecta Ideas at the national level in Peru. A prior evaluation found that use of the platform resulted in large learning gains in math by promoting motivation and student engagement through digital gaming. This project seeks to scale the platform to 1.5 million Grades Four to Six students in public schools so they can continue learning while schools are closed and can catch up once schools reopen.

The project will also produce rigorous evidence on how technology can cost-effectively produce systematic improvement in educational outcomes at a national scale. Lessons from the activities in Peru will be used to facilitate application and potential scaling of Conecta Ideas in other countries in Latin America.

Identificador del Proyecto
Estado de Proyecto
24 months
Funcionario del IDRC
Alejandra Vargas Garcia
Total del financiamiento
CA$ 671,600.00
South America
País de la Institución
Líder del proyecto
Florencia Ripani
Centro Ceibal para el Estudio de las Tecnologías Digitales en la Educación
País de la Institución
Líder del proyecto
Santiago Cueto
Group of Analysis for Development / Groupe d'analyse pour le développement / Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo

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