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ICTs for education : impact and lessons learned from IICD-supported activities


Document type: report
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Abstract: The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) has been involved in integrating ICTs into the educational sectors of 8 countries through 32 projects over the past 8 years to: (1) enhance the quality of teachers and instructors; (2) improve the learning process by provision of more interactive educational materials; (3) improve management and administration; (4) improve young people’s learning skills; (5) develop a critical mass of knowledge workers; and (6) provide access to ICT in schools. This booklet not only highlights the projects’ achievements, but it also describes the lessons learned by IICD and its local partners. By sharing these experiences, IICD hopes to contribute to a better understanding within the development community of the opportunities and challenges of using ICT in the education sector. One of the conclusions is that networking between projects at the country level can be very valuable. Cross-country exchanges are also important. This could be accomplished through the participation of partners in South-South Learning Exchanges as well as through their participation in international conferences, particularly the E-learning conferences. For more sustained learning, online communities of practice for practitioners, such as those facilitated by dgroups, are an additional option.
Note: Editing: T. Stanton, A. Gerrard
Corporate author(s): International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD)
Country: Bolivia , Burkina Faso , Ghana , Jamaica , Tanzania, United Republic of , Uganda , Zambia
Category: Practice
Keywords: information and communication technologies , education
Language: eng
Organization: IICD - International Institute for Communication and Development
PAGE: 80
Place: The Hague
Publisher: IICD
Year: 2007
Region: Global
Right: © 2007 IICD
Subject: Information, Knowledge and Communication
Title: ICTs for education : impact and lessons learned from IICD-supported activities