WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new resource that provides practical guidance on developing a national education technology strategy was just released by EdTech Hub — a research-to-practice program led by Results for Development (R4D) and partners. The resource was developed in partnership with the U.K.’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the World Bank, and UNICEF.
As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, education leaders are taking stock of recently implemented distance learning strategies and thinking more about how to embrace a digital transformation. This has implications for technology-enhanced remote learning, blended and hybrid learning, and technology integration into traditional classroom learning.
“Increasingly, leaders are requesting support on how to integrate education technology (EdTech) into education systems,” said Verna Lalbeharie, EdTech Hub executive director. “There is a need for up-to-date, practical guidance on how to design, implement, and evaluate EdTech strategies, which help to codify a country’s commitment to EdTech and make it actionable.”
This resource aims to provide the following:
- Information for governments and other stakeholders who are designing or refining EdTech strategies that cover general education (e.g., Grades 1–12) OR who are integrating EdTech into broader education sector plans.
- A starting point for education specialists wanting to learn more about EdTech strategies.
- Links to additional tools and guidance where readers can find more information on strategy building.
This resource is designed for education policy- and decision-makers, including officials within ministries of education and major development agencies who work with them. It is also relevant for other government stakeholders, such as ICT, infrastructure, and communications ministries, who are often involved in strategy development and implementation.
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