Digital education

Digital learning and transformation of education

Open digital learning opportunities for all

Digital technologies have evolved from stand-alone projects to networks of tools and programmes that connect people and things across the world, and help address personal and global challenges. Digital innovation has demonstrated powers to complement, enrich and transform education, and has the potential to speed up progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) for education and transform modes of provision of universal access to learning. It can enhance the quality and relevance of learning, strengthen inclusion, and improve education administration and governance. In times of crises, distance learning can mitigate the effects of education disruption and school closures.

Key facts

50%
of learners

do not have a household computer and 43% of learners do not have household Internet.

56
million learners cannot use mobile phones

to access information because they are not covered by mobile networks

Innovative use of technology in education: winning projects of UNESCO’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize
UNESCO
2022
UNESCO
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Guidelines for ICT in education policies and masterplans
UNESCO
2022
UNESCO
0000380926
AI and education: guidance for policy-makers
UNESCO
2021
UNESCO
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Guidelines on the development of open educational resources policies
UNESCO
COL
2019
UNESCO
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Ensuring effective distance learning during COVID-19 disruption: guidance for teachers
UNESCO
2020
UNESCO
0000375116