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Category(ies): Policies, Research, Good Practices
Topic(s) & Sub-Topic(s): Professional Development (PD)
  •  ICT Pedagogy
Special Topics
  •  ICT integration
Country: Argentina, Chile, Russia, United States
Title: Creating Better E-Learning Environments in Developing Countries: Looking at Experiences in Many Countries.
Author: Daniel Light Elizabeth Pierson
Summary: Discussions around eLearning in developing countries are fraught with conflicting tensions and expectations as policy makers and advocates argue about costs, resources, program designs and the benefits of integrating ICT into schools and communities as a means to improve education for all. Educational technology or eLearning initiatives are inherently complex, expensive and challenging; they are not just about hardware and software but always require changes in policies, creation of new education resources, and provision of training and on-going support for educators. It should not be surprising, then, that research finds that technology interventions in developing countries can impact students' academic growth but that many technology programs, especially large scale programs, fail.
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Publishing House: International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI) 2016
Year of Publication: 2016
Upload date: 2/1/2018

What transformation/reform does this initiative pursue?
ICT integration,

What policy/practice has been put in place to achieve this change?

What evidence exists to demonstrate that this intervention is having the desired result?

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Full Name: Light, Daniel
Organization Name: Education Development Center
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E-Mail: [email protected]

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Document: Light 2016.pdf (136 KB)
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Keywords: Teacher quality and learning outcomes, Educational innovation
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