ICTs are widely believed to be important potential levers to introduce and sustain education reform efforts. However despite evidence of increasingly widespread use of ICTS in education initiatives around the world, there is little guidance available for policymakers and donor staff working in developing countries contemplating the use of ICTs to help meet the education-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The short handbook provides guidance for policymakers struggling with two key issues:
- What is the impact on student achievement of introducing ICTs in educational settings in developing countries?
- How should this impact be measured, and what are the related issues, especially as they relate to Education For All and other Millennium Development Goals?
Written in a concise, easy-to-read format, "Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries" is intended as a quick introduction and guide for busy policymakers and practitioners grappling with how to understand and assess the ICT-related investments underway in the education sector. It is believed that this short but comprehensive work is the first of its kind focusing specifically on the needs of developing countries in this area, and it is hoped that its publication will help to catalyze similar efforts in this emerging field.
This publication is part of infoDev's ICT in Education series.