UNESCO’s Learning Portal toolbox containing ICT in education.
During the COVID-19 pandemic when classrooms were forced to be distanced, EdTech plays more important role than ever in maintaining the access to and the quality of education for more than 1.2 billion students in 186 countries. As distance learning should be carried out by institutions, involve geographic separation between students and teachers, connect them with interactive telecommunications, and have the potential to establish learning communities, ICT and EdTech is indispensable.
This section explores how technology helps improve education equity and inclusion while on the other hand, exclude the people who do not have access to them. The content covers EdTech, conducting hybrid, remote or distances classes, learning, eLearning, blended learning methods, digital society, future platforms for education, as well as ICT education for teachers, cost-benefit calculation, supplying and maintenance of materials and infrastructure.
Policymakers can receive ideas of the recent innovations for education, learning and teaching. Educators and school teachers can learn from case studies or best practices of ICT-enabled education. All audiences can use the information from the section to utilize ICT for equitable and inclusive education, reach the unreached, and prevent the technology from abandoning someone behind.