Excerpted from the infoDev publication, Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries.
- Research evidence shows that simply putting computers into schools is not enough to impact student learning.
- Nevertheless, specifi c applications of ICT can positively impact student knowledge, skills and attitudes.
- ICT use can benefi t girls and boys, as well as students with special needs.
- ICT can contribute to changes in teaching practices, school innovation, and community services.
- Policymakers and project leaders should think in terms of combinations of input factors that can infl uence impact.
- Coordinating the introduction of computers with national policies and programs related to changes in curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, and teacher training is likely to result in widespread use and learning.