Shaping Digital Education
Enabling Factors for Quality, Equity and Efficiency
Investment in education technology has surged worldwide over the past decade and digital
education technologies are now a key resource for OECD education and training systems.
If used effectively, they promise to transform teaching and learning practices, to
reduce learning inequalities and to create more inclusive and efficient education
systems. However, countries’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic exposed shortcomings
in the extent to which digital technologies are currently enabling high-quality teaching
and learning, and underlined the need for supportive policies and conditions to make
use of their potential. The rapidly improving capabilities of Artificial Intelligence
(AI) also bring new focus to the role of education policy in preparing learners for
an AI-driven future.
This report seeks to guide governments in shaping digital education. Offering a range
of perspectives for governments and education stakeholders, it analyses enabling factors
that can support quality, equity and efficiency in the use of digital technologies
in education systems. It provides a comprehensive review of current trends and emerging
policies, covering school education, vocational education and training (VET) and higher
education, highlighting pathways to support a cohesive and holistic policy framework
for digital education.
Published on July 11, 2023