Open University – Bangladesh
Bringing Video Education To Dhaka
OMPT traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to help Bangladesh Open University (BOU) with their audio techniques. At that time, BOU was using iPods but were concerned about cost of these expensive items. Executive Director Matt York did an assessment with the local Bengali’s, and worked to find a cheaper alternative to using iPods. He was able to source items locally that would not only lower cost and increase performance, volume and clarity with the speakers being used, but also helped BOU to utilize their community’s resources more efficiently by buying locally.
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- Project Year: 2010
- Discipline: Basic Education
- NGO Partner: Project Partner: Established in 1992, Bangladesh Open University (BOU) is a public education organization that uses technology to reach out to and educate individuals throughout Bangladesh. The university is driven by improving the quality of education and providing it to whomever wishes to learn. They provide a variety of lessons from science and agriculture to humanities and social sciences. In the 2010-2011 year there were 3,78,382 individuals seeking education from BOU.