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ICT, Education, Development, and the Knowledge Society

This paper is one of a series prepared for the AUC capacity building programme, with a focus on ICT, Education, Development and the Knowledge Society. It focuses on understanding what a knowledge society is and exploring its relationship to ICT, Education, and Development. It thereafter considers trends in ICT integration in Education and Development and highlights some of the challenges in implementing ICT in education initiatives in Africa. Finally, some tentative recommendations on key issues are presented. 

William & Flora Hewlett Foundation/Commonwealth of Learning Open Education Resources for Open Schools: Final Evaluation: Main Report

The report provides an analysis of the project’s overall achievement in terms of the main objectives of the study. For the COL project team, the report provides an analysis of the project activities, achievement of high quality, relevant and effective materials and an analysis of the potential for increased quality of education in countries where OERs are used and where teachers’ professional capacity was extended to the use of technology

Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources

Whilst there is an unprecedented demand for access to higher education, most governments also face challenges in providing the necessary support to public institutions (Power, 2000). There is much debate about how to fund expanding academic systems, with current approaches emphasising the need for students to at least share the cost of instruction.
Guyana

Using UNESCO’s ICT Competency Framework for Teachers in Guyana

The ICT CFT intends to inform educational policy makers, teachereducators, providers of professional learning and working teachers on the role of ICT in educational reform, as well as to assist countries in developing national ICT competency standards for teachers with an ICT in Education Master Plan approach. 

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ICT, Education, Development, and the Knowledge Society

This paper is one of a series prepared for the AUC capacity building programme, with a focus on ICT, Education, Development and the Knowledge Society. It focuses on understanding what a knowledge society is and exploring its relationship to ICT, Education, and Development. It thereafter considers trends in ICT integration in Education and Development and highlights some of the challenges in implementing ICT in education initiatives in Africa. Finally, some tentative recommendations on key issues are presented. 

William & Flora Hewlett Foundation/Commonwealth of Learning Open Education Resources for Open Schools: Final Evaluation: Main Report

The report provides an analysis of the project’s overall achievement in terms of the main objectives of the study. For the COL project team, the report provides an analysis of the project activities, achievement of high quality, relevant and effective materials and an analysis of the potential for increased quality of education in countries where OERs are used and where teachers’ professional capacity was extended to the use of technology

Exploring the Business Case for Open Educational Resources

Whilst there is an unprecedented demand for access to higher education, most governments also face challenges in providing the necessary support to public institutions (Power, 2000). There is much debate about how to fund expanding academic systems, with current approaches emphasising the need for students to at least share the cost of instruction.
Guyana

Using UNESCO’s ICT Competency Framework for Teachers in Guyana

The ICT CFT intends to inform educational policy makers, teachereducators, providers of professional learning and working teachers on the role of ICT in educational reform, as well as to assist countries in developing national ICT competency standards for teachers with an ICT in Education Master Plan approach.