Multichannel learning is a strategy that provides multiple ways for people to engage in the learning process. This strategy acknowledges that different people learn in different ways and recognizes that in most developing settings, relying on a single connection to knowledge can be ineffective.
The channels that connect learners to knowledge and skills are numerous: teachers and facilitators, other learners, family and community members, educational materials, and media of all kinds. To ensure that learning channels can be independently sustained, EDC programs capitalize on existing systems, limit cost, and build the skills of those who use and benefit from the programs.
A hallmark of our multichannel learning efforts is to find ways to provide learning resources for those who lack—or who have been denied—access to education.
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