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infoDev releases Knowledge Map of What Is Known in ICT and Education

Study examines impact on learning, costs, current projects and practices, and policy issues

To kick off new work in the education sector in 2005, infoDev has released a series of briefing sheets about what is known, and what isn't, about the use of ICT to benefit Education For All.

Recent work at infoDev created a series of “Knowledge Maps” of what is known, and what isn’t, about ICT use in education. These knowledge maps show that, despite a decade of large investment in ICTs to benefit education in OECD countries, and increasing use of ICTs in education in developing countries, important gaps remain in the current knowledge base. In addition, there appears to be a dearth of useful resources attempting to translate what is known to work, and not work, in this field for policymakers and donor staff working on education issues in developing countries, especially those issues related to Education For All and other education related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

A series of related briefing sheets have been prepared, divided into ten topics:

  • impact of ICTs on learning and achievement
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • equity issues
  • costs
  • current projects and practices
  • specific ICT tools
  • teachers, teaching and ICTs
  • content and curriculum
  • policy issues
  • school-level issues

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