Information and Communications Technologies
UNESCO supports the appropriate and effective deployment of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) through building capacity and facilitating South-South cooperation.
Handbooks and guidelines have been produced for planning effective distance learning programmes. A range of publications have been published to support policy development and to help teachers in the classroom in mastering the necessary technological skills. UNESCO and the private sector have jointly developed ICT competency standards for teachers.