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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...

GeSCI to release new e-Content TCO calculator

GesCI will release its e-Content Total Cost of Development Calculator later this week. The model underlying the e-content TCO tool is the ADDIE model which considers Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation of new e-content. The costing parameters that have been taken into...

Digital Divide shows little sign of narrowing

ITU’s, Measuring the Information Society 2009 Report, reveals that despite unprecedented ICT levels worldwide the digital divide shows little sign of narrowing. While ICT access in developing countries is improving, ICT use, according to the report, is not gaining much ground with broadband internet...

Please see our quarterly ICT in Education update

GeSCI publishes a quartelry ICT in Education update. The update is designed to keep partners and all those interested informed about GeSCI's activities as well as providing news and infromation from the field of ICT in Education.

Knowledge Societies

Gesci is advocating Knowledge Society for All. Some may say (and already have said ;-) "C'mon, you may speak about a knowledge society in Europe but in Africa? No way!" The argument is based on the fact that many people in developing countries can hardly read and write and millions of children are...

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