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Integrating ICTs into Education: Lessons Learned Vol. 1

This publication consists of eight chapters, covering various aspects relating to the integration of ICT into education. These chapters provide information to lay the foundation for integrating ICT into teaching and learning. A synthesis of lessons learned from selected countries in the region, the publication provides the basis for the development of tools and blueprints to guide policy. It also serves as an advocacy instrument to gain the support of policy makers and other stakeholders for the appropriate use of resources to support the integration of ICT into education.

UNESCO Bangkok, 2004, 9 sections
ISBN 92-9223-015-8

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Executive Summary
(PDF, 221KB)

Component 1
Broader Environmental Context
(PDF, 136KB)
Component 2
Policy and Regulatory Environment
(PDF, 136KB)
  • Education system responsiveness
  • ICT in Education Policy and ICT Infrastructures Support
  • Economic and Socio-Cultural Context
  • Policy Development
  • Transforming Policy into Action
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework
  • Macro-Economic Impact
  • Inter-Ministerial Collaboration
  • Advocacy and Support from Policy Makers and Other Stakeholders
Component 3
Management and Financing
Component 4
ICT in Schools - Policy, Vision and Strategy
  • Leadership and Management
  • Harmonizing ICT in Education Programmes with Other ICt and/or Education Initiatives/Projects
  • Dichotomy between Educators and Technologies
  • Resources at Ministerial and School Levels
  • Resources from Donors and the Private Sector
  • Strategies to Ensure Sustainability
  • ICT in Schools: Vision and Plan
  • Supporting Policies to Facilitate Uptake of ICT
  • Management of ICT Resources
  • Translation of Laws into Acceptable School-Level Regulations
  • Parents and Community Involvement
Component 5
Technology Infrastructure and Connectivity
Component 6
Curriculum, Pedagogy and Content Development
  • Mobilizing Support from Telecommunications and ICT Organisations and Industries
  • Choice and Mode of Deployment of Technologies
  • Connectivity Options/Alternatives
  • Infrastructure to Support and Deliver Teaching and Learning
  • Emerging Technologies: Dealing with Rapid Development of Technologies
  • Donation of Computers
  • Open Source Software
  • Guidelins on Inforamtion Security
  • Integrating School Management Software with Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Integrating Technology in the Curriculum and Assessment
  • Shift in Pedagogy as a Result of Integrating ICT in the Curriculum
  • Contents and Services that Support Continuous Improvement of Curriculum Practices
  • Development and Selection of Culturally Sensitive Content
  • Ethical and Political Implications of English as Lingua Franca
  • Intellectual Property Rights Related to Educational Software
Component 7
Professional Development
Component 8
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Policy and Management of Teacher Training on ICT
  • Teacher Training Modalities
  • Teachers' Competencies and Standards
  • How to Change Mindset of Teachers
  • Content Focus of Capacity Building for Teachers
  • Capacity Building for Education Personnel at All Levels
  • Incentive System and Motivational Strategies for Teachers
  • Documentation of Benefits of ICT Use in Education
  • Evaluation Methodologies
  • Programme Evaluation