Discussing ICT, aspirations and targets for Education: international perspectives

Twining, Peter (2007). Discussing ICT, aspirations and targets for Education: international perspectives. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 3(2-3) pp. 154–170.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJKL.2007.015549


The discussing ICT, aspirations and targets for Education (dICTatEd) project is predicated on the assumptions that investments in 'educational' Information and Communications Technology (ICT) are not having the scale of impact within the education system that might be expected at least in part due to lack of shared understandings about why we should be using ICT in education. This paper analyses data from over 9000 responses from 94 countries to the dICTatEd online questionnaire. It explores the extent to which respondents from different countries have similar or different perspectives on 'educational' ICT use. This paper concludes that whilst there is general agreement that ICT should be being used in order to prepare people for living in a society permeated with technology there is a lack of shared educational vision about the role ICT should play in education.

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