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This short handbook provides guidance for policymakers struggling with two key issues:
(1) What is the impact on student achievement of introducing ICTs in educational settings in developing countries?
(2) How should this impact be measured, and what are the related issues, especially as they relate to Education For All and other Millennium Development Goals?
Information and communication technologies (ICT) are widely believed to be important potential levers to introduce and sustain education reform efforts. Despite evidence of increasingly widespread use of ICTs in education initiatives around the world, however, there is little guidance available for policy makers and donor staff specifically targeted at countries contemplating the use of ICTs to help countries meet the education-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries explores the following topics:
Overview. Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT4E: An Introduction
Chapter 1. A Review of Monitoring and Evaluation Impact Evidence
Chapter 2. Core Indicators for Monitoring and Evaluation Studies
Chapter 3. Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
Chapter 4. Capacity Building and Management
Chapter 5. Pro-Equity Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation: Gender, Marginalized Groups and Special Needs Populations
Chapter 6. Dos and Don'ts in Monitoring and Evaluation
Written in a concise, easy-to-read format, Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries is intended as a quick introduction and guide for busy policymakers and practitioners grappling with how to understand and assess the ICT-related investments underway in the education sector. It is believed that this short but comprehensive work is the first of its kind focusing specifically on the needs of developing countries in this area, and it is hoped that its publication will help to catalyze similar efforts in this emerging field.
By Daniel A. Wagner, Bob Day, Tina James, Robert B. Kozma, Jonathan Miller, Tim Unwin. Published November 2005.