Assessing the Effects of ICT in Education: Indicators, Criteria and Benchmarks for International Comparisons

 

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ISBN: 9789264079786
Publication: 2/6/2010

 

Assessing the Effects of ICT in Education: Indicators, Criteria and Benchmarks for International Comparisons

Despite the fact that education systems have been heavily investing in technology since the early 1980s, international indicators on technology uptake and use in education are missing. This book aims to provide a basis for the design of frameworks, the identification of indicators and existing data sources, as well as gaps in areas needing further research.

The contributions stem from an international expert meeting in April 2009 organised by the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning, in co-operation with OECD (CERI), on benchmarking technology use and effects in education. The contributions clearly demonstrate the need to develop a consensus around approaches, indicators and methodologies.

The book is organised around four blocks: contexts of ICT impact assessment in education, state-of-the-art ICT impact assessment, conceptual frameworks and case studies.


Introduction

The existing international indicators still mirror the first policy priorities of the early 1980s: securing student access to computers and the Internet in schools. Indicators such as ratios of students per computer or percentage of schools with broadband access, although still a concern in some countries, do not yet provide the most relevant information for today’s policy in the field: how is technology used in schools? Is this use truly supporting the emergence of the learning environment that a knowledge-based society requires?


Table of contents

  • Chapter I — Context and General Reflections
  • Chapter II — State of the Art
  • Chapter III — Conceptual Frameworks
  • Chapter IV — Case Studies

 

 


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