21.09.2012 - UNESCO Office in Kathmandu

Nepal presents ICT in Education Master Plan at Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forum in Bangkok

Nepal’s ICT in Education Master Plan, a UNESCO supported blueprint for the use of new technologies in schools, was presented by Minister of Education Deenanath Sharma at the “Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forum on ICT in Education 2012” that UNESCO organized from 9 to 11 September in Bangkok in cooperation with Intel Corporation, and the Ministry of Education of Thailand.

The event brought together Ministers of Education and senior education officials from over 20 countries across the region under the theme “The Power of ICT in Education Policies: Implications for Educational Practices”.

 

The Forum, an annual conference that provides a regular platform to share experience and discuss strategies on the roles and uses of technology in education,  created this year a space for sharing and exploring lesson  on how to utilize, adapt and monitor  ICT in education policies and practices.

 

Participants of the forum emphasized the importance of developing clear policies and strategies to create a partnership between ICT and education as an essential element for implementing school-level reforms, competency standards for teachers and improving professional development. 




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