Quick guide: ICT a...

Quick guide: ICT and education at the OECD

This Quick guide is part of infoDev's series of informal Quick guides to resources and work on ICTs and education in international institutions and donor agencies. Information presented here has been gathered by infoDev from publicly-available documents and should not be considered to be endorsed by the subject organization.

OECD countries are making substantial investments in ICT in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is exploring many of these within its work on Education and Skills.

OECD: Information and Communication Technology and Learning includes links to primary OECD resources on the topic, including publications, reports, policy briefs, qustionnaires, case studies, events and news releases.

CERI, OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, is completing a three-year study on ICT and the Quality of Learning.

Notable publications:

Are students ready for a technology-rich world?
This OECD report (2006) finds that school students who are established computer users tend to perform better in key school subjects than those with limited experience or a lack of confidence in their ability to perform basic computer functions.  based on OECD’s PISA 2003 assessment of educational performance by 15-year olds, it provides the first internationally comparative data in this area.

Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators - 2006 Edition
Indicator D5 (pages 406-417) examines "Access to and use of ICT".

E-learning in Post-Secondary Education and Training

Open Educational Resources

ICT/Education Case studies

ICT: Policy Challenges for Education: Planning Meeting - Agenda and Issues Paper

E-Learning: The Partnership Challenge

Learning to Change: ICT in Schools (Schooling for Tomorrow)

Education and Training Policy ICT and Learning: Supporting Out-of-School Youth and Adults

E-learning in Tertiary Education: Where Do We Stand?

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