Guide to ICT Planning in Education
With the support and collaboration of the World Links for Development Program (WorLD), ITG is developing a Guide to ICT Planning in Education, an assessment tool that will benchmark the progress that national Ministries of Education, education decision-makers, and communities in the developing world have made toward integrating information and communication technologies (ICT) into their education systems. It will also serve as a tool in the planning process for decisions related to ICTs and education.
Upon examination of best practices in some of the most effective educational systems around the globe, effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in both the classroom and in teacher's professional development appears to be an essential part of a good educational system. It is with this conviction that WorLD and ITG have identified the need for this assessment tool.
This guide would be a useful tool for many organizations - whether they be Ministries of Education, community leaders, NGOs or donor agencies - interested in preparing youth around the globe to effectively participate in the Networked World. While there are studies that draw into question the overall effectiveness of the use of technology in education, there are equally compelling cases to be made supporting its effectiveness.
The tool will be used to:
ITG and WorLD are currently looking for further collaborators and sponsors of this ambitious project. Interested parties are encouraged to contact us.