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ICTs in Education

What we do

We support the development of initiatives to incorporate information and communication technologies (ICTs) in educational processes, in order to improve the quality of student learning in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Objective

Provide knowledge and experience to the development of comprehensive policies to improve access to ICTs and their use in education as a complement to the design, implementation and evaluation process.

Why ICTs in education

Innovation in education is currently one of the Bank’s priorities and ICTs are key in increasingly advanced globalization and education promotion processes that portray 21st century society. These technologies have the potential to support the development of improved learning and are key to close the gaps while integrating diversity and providing access to information and knowledge.


ICT in Education Indicators

The IDB has worked in collaboration with the World Bank and UNESCO in the work of ICT in Education indicators. For more information, please refer to the following sites:

UNESCO ICT in Education Indicators: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Communication/Pages/ict-education.aspx

World Bank ICT in Education Indicators: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTEDUCATION/0,,contentMDK:20533879~menuPK:617610~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:282386~isCURL:Y,00.html

ITU (International Telecommunications Union http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/coreindicators/index.html

ICT in Education Project Database

The IDB is in the process of curating a database on all of the ICT in Education initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. A beta version of this interactive databa

By The Numbers


30,000,000

 

The IDB estimates that by 2015 30 million students will have access to personal mobile devices to support their learning.

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