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ICT in Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published date 2012-01-01
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The advent of the knowledge economy and global economic competition, more than ever, results in the need to prioritise educational quality, life-long learning and the provision of equal opportunities for all. Education policymakers widely accept that improved access to information and communication technology (ICT) in education can help individuals to compete in a global economy by creating a skilled work force and facilitating social mobility.

Experts also argue that sound ICT policy in education has a multiplier effect throughout the education system, by enhancing learning and providing students with new sets of skills; by reaching students with poor or no access (especially those in rural and remote regions); by facilitating and improving the training of teachers; and by minimising costs associated with the delivery of instruction. This ultimately results in better overall educational achievement and learning outcomes.