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Report says LAC policies have not progressed beyond rhetoric

The report, entitled Public policies for the information society: a shared vision? by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) does not so much concern itself with whether or not LAC country ICT polices share a vision, as much as it is concerned with describing why...

Is 1:1 computing an affordable educational investment?

A panel of four authorities on the subject of ICTs in Education took a position on this question at e-Learning Africa's highly anticipated closing debate on May 28th in Lusaka, Zambia. Unfortunately the motion statement in which this core question was embedded was long, containing a number of...

Two days to go to ELA

Two days to go to ELA 2010. The Mulungushi International Conference Centre is bustling with activity as ELA’s organisers ICWE (based in Germany) manage a small army of personnel. Troops of people receive regular group briefings on a litany of tasks that must be executed to organise the largest ICT...

Rwanda creates ICT TPD road map

In May 2010 GeSCI working with the H2 consultancy group and on the invitation of the MINEDUC Rwanda, revisited schools and institutions to conduct interviews and clarify progress in ICT use with regard to the six ICT TPD matrix domains of policy, curriculum and assessment, ICT, organization and...

Survey reveals key insights into ICT4E in India and South Asia

The recently published infoDev survey on ICTs in Education for India and South Asia hopes to serve as a framework of reference for policy makers. The survey which focuses on ICT use at the primary and secondary levels of education reveals several key insights, including: 1. Successful ICT4E...

"Most investment in technology in schools is wasted. Discuss."

On April 21st infoDev will launch the first draft of its Survey of Information and Communication Technology for Education in India & South Asia at the World Bank office at Lodi Estate in New Delhi, India. The launch will feature a live debate accompanied by the motion "Most investment in technology...

GeSCI to co-host Ministerial Round Table at e-Learning Africa

GeSCI in collaboration with ICWE (ELA organisers) and IICD, will co-host a Ministerial Round Table (RT) on May 26th at ELA, Lusaka, Zambia. The RT will relate GeSCI's ICT in Education Meta-review findings to issues relating to leadership and capacity in ICTs in Education. The Permanent Secretary of...

'GeSCI pulls no punches in report'

...according to Mike Trucano in his March 26th blog on Public Private Partnerships in ICT4E. The EduTech blog specifically refers to GeSCI's Rajasthan Education Initiative Review which describes among other things, the lessons learnt from GeSCI's experience facilitating such an ambitious PPP....

New GeSCI ICT TPD Webquest

The webquest has been around for over 10 years and is hardly considered a cutting-edge e-learning application. But are its learning affordances overlooked because of its relative simplicity? Gagne's taxonomy of learning which is the basis for the webquest, supports the theory that there are...

PanAf newsletter indispensable to ICT4E researchers and practitioners

In PanAf’s latest insightful newsletter on ICTs in education Thierry Karsenti reveals how the physical integration of ICTs in Education in Africa has few role models on the continent, with ICTs largely remaining an occasional support for teachers. At ELA 2010 Mr Karsenti will outline a model for...

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