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Ten trends in Technology Use in Education in Developing Countries that you may not have heard about (and why you should care)

January 24, 2013
04:30PM - 06:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 500
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, 19104

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Ten trends in Technology Use in Education in Developing Countries that you may not have heard about (and why you should care)

Much has long been made of the promise and potential of ICT use in education to help meet a variety of longstanding challenges to education systems in low and middle income countries. Most of the ICT-enabled ‘solutions’ to such ‘challenges’ have traditionally been conceived, and constructed, based on experiences in industrialized economies of North America, Europe and Asia. What are we learning about how new technologies are actually being used in education in so-called ‘developing countries’ that is not often reported on in the international media?

Join Mike Trucano, the World Bank’s Senior ICT & Education Specialist, for an idiosyncratic tour around the world looking at emerging sets of experiences that are a bit ‘under the radar’ but which may shed light on what is working (and what isn’t) and what this may suggest about possibilities and opportunities in the future.

Mike Trucano is the World Bank’s Senior ICT and Education Policy Specialist, serving as the World Bank’s focal point on the topic within the education sector and leads the World Bank’s related analytical work under its flagshipSystems Approach for Better Education Results initiative as it relates to information and communication technologies (SABER-ICT). In addition, Mike provides advice and support to World Bank country-level education projects seeking to utilize ICTs in various ways in multiple countries around the world; current areas of activity include ICT/education policy development, the use of mobile phones in educationICT and education indicators, ‘new economy skills for Africa‘, development of national ICT/education agencieschild Internet safety, and low-cost ‘ICT devices’. As part of his duties, he co-chairs the World Bank’s internal cross-sectoral thematic group on ICT and education, which helps to maintain the organization’s internal knowledgebase on related topics and sponsors numerous speakers and knowledge-sharing events each year.