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Unleashing the Power of Educational Technology in TVET Systems

The same disruptive technologies transforming traditional markets and changing skills demands are also altering the methods through which workers can learn and acquire new skills. EdTech innovations, such as technology-enabled learning materials, online and blended learning, adaptive learning software, and micro-credentials, can help to close skills gaps in developing countries by improving the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) delivery, particularly as it relates to acquisition and assessment of technical skills. But unleashing the transformative potential of technology in TVET requires an enabling environment, with adequate infrastructure, partnerships, and digital skills for trainers and students.

It is evident that EdTech solutions can enhance the overall learning journey and streamline processes within the TVET system to enhance operations. What this research reveals, however, is that quality within the TVET system is greatly dependent on a multifaceted set of factors, including the supply of effective EdTech solutions, demand for high quality, labour-market aligned education, and alignment between the two. At its core, a well-functioning TVET system that responds to the increasingly complex skills demands of a globalized economy will rely on EdTech to achieve tangible educational outcomes. This is greatly dependent on strategic partnerships, policy intervention, functional infrastructure, and capacity building for trainers, workplaces, and learners.

External Author(s)
The World Bank
Anselm Dannecker
Iain Bain
Neil Butcher; Lsbeth Levey; Kirsty von Gogh
Resource Type
Education Sector
Date of Publication
Unleashing the Power of Educational Technology in TVET Systems
Educational Technology
Conducting research and evaluation in the education sector