UNESCO launches new ICT in Education website
UNESCO is launching a new website to provide up-to-date information on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education. The intersectoral website pools the resources of UNESCO’s sectors, institutes, field offices and partners to present an indexed gateway to a wealth of ICT in Education resources.
ICT is an increasingly important tool for learning and teaching. UNESCO recognizes that ICT can contribute to a host of education issues: universal access, equity, the delivery of quality learning and teaching, teachers’ professional development and more efficient education management, governance and administration.
As the leading UN agency for e-learning, UNESCO has committed itself to helping its Member States to harness the potential of ICT in achieving quality Education For All. The ICT in Education website was established to provide countries with resources and advice for elaborating ICT in education policies, strategies and activities.
The new ICT in Education website compiles and indexes resources and toolkits on policy, teacher training, access to lifelong learning opportunities, e-learning, open educational resources, and ICT for educational administration and management, all developed by UNESCO and its partners
The website also provides an inventory of ongoing ICT in education projects and contact details for further information. Social networking applications will also be used to spark dialogue and encourage collaboration with policymakers.
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