DATA

“We use a tracking system to gather and analyse data. It helps us understand and improve the Hello Hubs.”

WE DEPLOY TWO TYPES OF DATA COLLECTION

Hello Hubs are being used by the communities nearly 19 hours per day. They are also constantly collecting data which allows us to better understand who uses them, what they are used for, and also what impact they have on the users.

Hello World collects system usage data, as well as data on Internet usage. This gives insight into what users find interesting and relevant and allows us to introduce them to Hello Hub facilities which they might not be aware of. The data provides considerable information about user behaviour and how it changes over time.

The Hello World team also conducts regular surveys to collect demographic data. Current findings show that most of the Hello Hub users are children, three quarters of whom are of school age. Of those, 25% have no formal schooling.

There is a significant gender disparity between users of the Hello Hubs. Males are overrepresented at 72.9%, compared to females at 27.1%. Once users reach the age of 29, however, the trend switches, especially amongst non-students.

We are currently designing outreach programmes across all Hello Hubs locations to encourage use by female community members.

We are also in the process of collecting data which evaluates how children’s educational skills (literacy, numeracy and digital competence) progress over time when using the Hello Hub.

For more information on user data, please free free to contact us.

OUR PARTNER SOLE CENTRAL

We have partnered with SOLE Central at Newcastle University/UK to continue to enhance our monitoring and evaluation methodology. SOLE Central is the leading global hub for research and practice into self-organised learning environments (SOLEs). SOLE will work with us to structure more effective data practices so we can better understand the full taxonomy of learning at the Hello Hubs.

The research with SOLE particularly focuses on digital literacy, literacy progression, and integrated curricular learning. These areas highlight reading comprehension, fluency, and decoding while incorporating them into multi-subject activities in numeracy, the sciences, and the arts.

HELLO HUB USAGE

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THE AVERAGE HELLO HUB USER IS 9.3 YEARS OLD.

HOW OFTEN DO USERS VISIT THE HELLO HUB PER WEEK?

Average user 2.9 times

Average female user 3.4 times

Average male user 2.8 times

HOW LONG DO USERS STAY AT THE HELLO HUB PER SESSION?

Average user 1.8 hours

Average female user 2 hours

Average male user 1.4. hours

WHO USES THE HELLO HUBS?

Of the 5,443 visits in our sample, community children (i.e. children not enrolled in school) constituted the largest group of users, representing 48% of the total. Children enrolled in school and adults followed at 27% and 23% respectively. Teachers accounted for only 2% of total users, but seemed to be instrumental in getting school children to attend, as school children and teachers were observed attending at the same times.

Overall, women and girls represented 29% of all visits to the Hello Hub. The percentage of women and children is highest among teachers and school children: 45% of the total. Men and boys represent the largest proportion of community children and adults, making up 77% of the population in these groups.

Our ongoing goal is to encourage more women and girls to find their place at the Hello Hubs, and we are currently in the process of developing an outreach programme with this in mind.

Source: Hello Hub Suleja, Nigeria (2015)

ACTIVITIES ON THE HELLO HUB

FIRST-TIME USERS
LONG-TIME USERS

When tracking the same users over time, there is a noticeable shift of activities in female Hello Hub users between the ages of 2 and 9 years. They have switched from mostly playing games in their first session at the Hello Hub, to spending most of their time on learning to type. The same holds true for male child users between 2 and 5 years old. However, with regard to male users in the age range between 6 and 17 years, there seems to be a reverse trend. They spend more time playing games now compared to when they first started using the Hello Hub.

Source: Hello Hub Suleja, Nigeria (2015)

SKILL BUILDING AT THE HELLO HUB

The vast majority of the girls learned how to type while using the Hello Hub, as well as acquiring  computer skills. This holds true for around 65% of boys, and for three quarters of all users, children and adults. More than one third of the boys and 25% of all  users learned how to research on the Internet when using the Hello Hub.

Source: Hello Hub Suleja, Nigeria (2015)

Almost all girls in  the sample became more confident in using a computer after they have acquired basic ICT skills at the Hello Hub. Boys are equally keen in using the Hello Hubs to do research or homework.

Source: Hello Hub Suleja, Nigeria (2015)