ICT for education in developing South Asia

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This presentation first examines the existing state and gaps of ICT in education of three South Asian countries, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and then suggests innovative strategies to address these gaps by better leveraging upon the opportunities of ICT to improve equity, and enhance quality and efficiency in the education sector for accelerated human resource development. Although this presentation will examine how ICT could be leveraged to improve equity and enhance quality and efficiency, the main focus of the discussion will be on how ICT could be adopted at the system-level to enhance student learning engagement and outcomes, including their capacity to learn for life. A holistic approach to ICT in education is adopted to assess the existing state of ICT in education within and across the three countries. Based on the assessment, the three countries’ ICT in education development are then evaluated by UNESCO’s four progressive stages of ICT in education adoption: Emerging, Applying, Infusing and Transforming. Copyright © 2018 South Asia Regional Symposium on ICT for Education.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018


Lim, C. P. (2018, February). ICT for education in developing South Asia. Paper presented at the South Asia Regional Symposium on ICT for Education 2018, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.


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