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A Pathway to Success: Master Planning for ICT in Education

Students at the Seoul Digitech High School. The Republic of Korea has been highly successful in using master plans to embed ICT across its education system. Photo credit: ADB.
Students at the Seoul Digitech High School. The Republic of Korea has been highly successful in using master plans to embed ICT across its education system. Photo credit: ADB.

Long-term planning for the comprehensive integration of ICT in education systems is critical for its success and sustainability.

Introduction

Successfully embedding information and communications technology (ICT) in education requires long-term plans that are closely aligned with national education goals (e.g., curriculum, teacher development) with adequate resource mobilization plans, and full stakeholder buy-in.

At a workshop in Seoul organized by the Asian Development Bank in November 2016, UNESCO Bangkok program specialist Jonghwi Park described UNESCO’s support for ICT in education planning and gave insights on the underlying principals needed to ensure success.


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Meet the expert

  • Jongwhi Park   
    Program Specialist in ICT in Education, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok

    Jongwhi Park provides policy support and other technical assistance to member states on developing ICT in education master plans. She has a master’s degree in educational technology from Hanyang University, Republic of Korea and doctorate in learning sciences from McGill University, Canada.

   Education, Information and communication technology
   Last updated: December 2016

 




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