Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have had significant impacts on many sectors in today's knowledge economy. In developing and emerging countries, ICT have enhanced equity, quality, and efficiency in the education sector. However, the adoption of ICT in the South Asian countries' education sector has not been at scale and its impacts have been limited. There are several gaps and issues that are hindering the wider adoption of ICT and limiting its impacts in the education sector. Through the case studies of the adoption of ICT for education in Bangladesh and Nepal, this paper examines the gaps and issues to be addressed in order to better leverage ICT to enhance education equity, quality, and efficiency. This discussion is guided by the ICT in the education framework that has been developed by the authors, and could provide insights into the state of ICT in education and offer strategies to better leverage ICT for the education sector of other countries in South Asia and the region. Copyright © 2020 International Council for Educational Media.
CitationLim, C. P., Ra, S., Chin, B., & Wang, T. (2020). Leveraging information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance education equity, quality, and efficiency: Case studies of Bangladesh and Nepal. Educational Media International, 57(2), 87-111. doi: 10.1080/09523987.2020.1786774
- ICT in education