Technologies for T...

Technologies for Teacher Professional Development: The use of radio

Excerpted from the infoDev publication, Using Technology to Train Teachers: Appropriate Uses of ICT for Teacher Professional Development in Developing Countries.

Guiding questions

  • Which of our TPD needs or goals can be met through the use of radio broadcasts?
  • To what extent does our country have access to the skills and facilities needed to produce programming in these media? How extensive and reliable is the relevant infrastructure?
  • How are these technologies currently used in our schools and communities? How could these programs be improved or complemented by additional programs in TPD?
  • What methods and what content are appropriate to meet our TPD objectives?


  • Interactive Radio Instruction
  • Sous le Fromager: Dual-audience Direct Instruction
  • Educational impact of IRI
  • Cost Considerations
  • Pas à Pas: Top-down Radio-based TPD
  • Strategic Considerations
  • New Radio and Audio Tools
  • Web Resources

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