Digify Africa

Go back
CertifiedEducation quality
Digify Africa

Digify Africa

Digify Africa
Digital skills
Digify Africa brings digital skills to young people across all communities through various programmes and trainings.
Not required
Offline play 
Playable offline
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Digify Africa lets the learner to engage with the content at their own pace and with bite sized sessions. The topics can be explored in any order, and there are multiple ways how the content is delivered - text, images, videos, voice messages.
The learner is guided to make choices based on what has been learned - the profile function and test tells the learners what they have mastered. Since some courses are meant to be used with very little digital skills, it is good that every task is accessible to all users, and start from very basics. The learner can explore the tool and determine what they wish to learn.
Although the topics are organized in a clear chapters, It is really great that the user can decide which content they would like to work on first. The profile shows the progression and if you pause learning, the system remembers where you were and you can proceed easily.
The user has autonomy over their learning, deciding what, how, and when to learn. Their progress is not dependent on others, although there is a small social/competitive aspect in learning in a form of a leaderboard. Chatting with the bot gives at least a feeling of social interaction.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

Learning with a gamified bot in an easy-to-use WhatsApp setting makes learning effortless and motivating.
Lesedi communicates in an encouraging way and the learner can freely browse the content based on their needs.
Use of text, video, voice messages and images provide rich learning.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

The pupil understands that multiple sources and approaches may change interpretations.
The pupil knows different ways of presenting and visualising information. The pupil is able to choose appropriate methods and tools for presenting information.
The pupil is aware of phenomena related to the advancement of AI.
The pupil able to sign into any pupil management system that may be in use and familiarises himself or herself with its use.
The pupil is able to open and exit applications and move between them.
The pupil understands how online information has been created.
The pupil is able to search for information on topical issues and phenomena.
The pupil knows how to make observations based on different sources of information in his or her everyday life.
The pupil knows how to create simple search words.
The pupil is able to use digital services that are important in his or her everyday life and understands their main operating principles.
The pupil recognises and is able to use emojis that promote interaction.
The pupil is able to focus his or her work in a goal-oriented and sustainable way in digital environments.
The pupil is able to use different ease of access and accessibility tools in digital environments.
The pupil knows what to do in problem situations that occur in digital environments.
The pupil knows how to manage the access rights of files.
The pupil knows how to modify the privacy settings in the digital services used on a daily basis.
The pupil knows how to operate safely in different digital services.
The pupil can independently create a strong password. The pupil understands that the same password must not be used in several different services.
The pupil practises source criticism. The pupil learns to evaluate the reliability of information and information sources.
The pupil knows what responsible operation means. The pupil acts responsibly and in compliance with the rules in digital services.
The pupil is aware of typical cyber security threats and knows how to prepare for them.
The pupil examines and evaluates his or her opportunities for involvement in digital services. The pupil finds the right digital forum for advancing matters that are important to him or her.
The pupil is able to operate as an active citizen in a digital society.
The pupil knows how to participate in the school’s activities and development using its digital services.
The pupil is able to resolve conflict situations that may arise in digital services.
The pupil uses email and other communication tools as required by the situation. respects and values diversity in all digital environments.
The pupil understands the operating principles of social media.
The pupil understands the importance of interaction in learning that takes place in digital environments.
The pupil uses interactive digital services diversely.
The pupil uses collaborative digital services appropriately for studying.

Soft skills learning goals

Practicing persistent working
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Encouraging positive attitude towards working life
Practicing versatile ways of working
Building common knowledge of technological solutions and their meaning in everyday life
Understanding and practicing safe and responsible uses of technology
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Practicing to find ways of working that are best for oneself
Practicing communication through different channels
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Using technological resources for finding and applying information
Recognizing habits that are good for sustainable living
Familiarizing with the influences of media and understanding its affordances
Learning to view and consider media and advertising critically
Practicing to find, evaluate and share information
Practicing to use information independently and interactively
Realizing the connection between subjects learned in free time and their impact to skills needed at worklife
Practicing decision making
Learning consumer knowledge and smart economics
Practicing to take responsibility of one's own learning
Practicing to take care of one's own wellbeing and health
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
Learning to combine information to find new innovations
Learning to build information on top of previously learned

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

More about the evaluation