Among 50 other nominations, British Council Nepal’s TeachApp won Juror’s Special Mention award in mBillionth Award 2016 under the category Learning and Education, held at Eros Hotel in New Delhi.
TeachApp, a mobile application, which provides an offline teaching resources for Teachers and Trainers. Project monitoring and Medium of Communication with the British Council Nepal’s are the primary functions of this app. Launched in December 2015, as one of the initiatives under British Council Nepal’s NIITE (National Initiative to Improve Teaching in English) Project.
According to the Press Release in British Council Nepal’s website, Dr. Jovan Ilic, Country Director of the British Council Nepal shared on the winning, “This application has been a great tool to facilitate the professional development of teachers. Quality self-access materials on different topics related to teaching and learning is now readily available for them. Teachapp is also being used as a monitoring tool to ensure smooth implementation of our projects. This was a new idea to support British Council Nepal’s blended learning approach and this recognition has encouraged us to develop and to expand it even further.”
There were total 348 mobile apps competed under several categories namely Early Stage Projects, Health and Well Being, Culture and Tourism, Government and Citizen Engagement, Media and Entertainment, Business and Commerce, Learning and Education, Agriculture and Environment, Inclusion and Empowerment, Smart Settlements and Urbanization.
With a slogan “Saluting Mobile Innovations for Development”, mBillionth, is an integrated platform for recognising innovations and best practices in the use of mobile phone technology for development and empowerment of marginalized communities. The mBillionth Award seek to not only reward all those who are taking initiatives to bridge the digital divide, empower people and bring about greater socioeconomic equality but also create an ecosystem and network of such innovators and developers so that they can learn from each other, collaborate and scale up.