This paper presents revisions to the core list of ICT indicators and a new set of indicators on ICT in education. It follows discussion of both proposals at the 2008 Global Event on Measuring the Information Society, held in Geneva from 27-29 May 2008, and comments received thereafter. Note that the revisions and additions do not include model questions. For more information, see: Revisions and Additions To: The core list of ICT (...)
The word "Google" evokes associations of Internet search, free apps, and advertising—a far cry from our roots in research and academia. Google, however, has not lost sight of that fundamental relationship. Many of our offices are located near local universities, and we maintain a college-like working environment: informal, collaborative, and home to expert lectures about science, technology, literature, the economy, world peace, green energy, fitness, etc.
This project will capture the learning journeys for 36 students, chosen from FE students through to HE students graduating at the end of their BSc/BA programme, over 18 months focusing in particular on the students’ engagement in e.learning. The project builds on previous studies at University of Hertfordshire’s Blended Learning Unit into e.learning provision and students’ interaction with a variety of learning environments, which have included The Student Video Diaries project and Designing (...)
YouTube’s launch of a global education portal has been greeted with enthusiasm by educators in Hong Kong, which now have access to videos of lectures, seminars and conferences from more than 100 schools – but so far only from English-speaking countries in the West...
For more information, see: YouTube’s education portal well received in Hong Kong
The ICT Regulation Toolkit is a live resource for policy-makers, regulators, the telecom industry, and consumers. It provides a global overview of how telecom policy is best implemented with practical materials highlighting experience and results. For more information, see: ICT Regulation Toolkit
The contribution that communications play in the development process has been clearly demonstrated. Improving access to ICTs has significant socio-economic implications which is why improved connectivity to close the gap between the haves and have-nots is such an important step towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals. ICTs and their contribution to areas such as distance learning, telemedicine, and e-governance result in healthier, more literate populations better positioned to (...)
Digital Research Tools (DiRT) is a wiki for information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research. It is intended to help them do so more efficiently and/or creatively. It provides leads to software to help manage citations, author a multimedia work, or analyze texts. It provides a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools including description of the tool’s features and (...)
I am particularly fascinated by the telecentre movement which has wide scope for development in all fields, but mostly I think in education. For all development is:’ Education And Learning’. The Telecentre movement in East Africa and Asia is a witness to the local and the global flourishing and learning side by side and concomitantly.
A Telecentre can be variously used, as a distance education centre, as a vocational centre, as an IT learning centre, as a community resource centre, as a (...)