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Consultative workshop on ICT and education indicators

7-9 July 2009
Westin Chosun Hotel, Busan, South Korea


ICTs are increasingly being used in education systems around the world. How do we know what the impact of such use is? How should we monitor and assessment the use of ICTs in education? How can, should and might answers to these questions impact the policy planning process? Questions such as these are complicated in many countries by a lack of consensus on what can and/or should be measured, and how this measurement can and should take place. Lack of common sets of methodologies and indicators in this regard also hampers cross-national comparison of developments and the impact of related initiatives. To help address such challenges, many organizations have begun to develop, or propose to develop, common sets of 'ICT in education indicators' to help guide their activities, and those of their developmental partners, in this area.

To promote harmonization of related efforts, representatives from the World Bank, KERIS, the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS), UNESCO-Bangkok, the Inter-american Development Bank, the OECD (CERI), and the European Union - CRELL, joined by experts from universities in South Korea, the Netherlands and Canada, and representatives from the international initiative on 'Assessment & Teaching of 21st Century Skills' met to:

  • share information about current and upcoming efforts sponsored by key organizations in this topic;
  • provide critical feedback and advice to colleagues leading initiatives in this area;
  • assess potential areas of cross-donor collaboration;
  • identify gaps in existing or proposed initiatives; and
  • propose areas for collaboration and joint activity going forward.

Tentative agreement was reached for collaboration in two key areas:

  1. sets of core and supplemental indicators related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education, building off the work led by UIS as part of the Partnership for Measuring ICT in Development; and
  2. shared conceptual frameworks to aid in the monitoring and evaluation of ICT and education initiatives (at the input, process and output stages).


Download: Workshop Agenda (PDF, 0.2MB)


The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) ICT in education indicators development initiative: Current status, challenges and prospects (PDF, 1.0MB)
Claude Akpabie (UNESCO Institute for Statistics)

ICT for Education: Conceptual Framework (PDF, 0.9MB)
Eugenio Severin, Inter-american Development Bank

Conceptual Framework for Studying the impact of ICT in Education (PDF, 2.0MB)
Friedrich Scheuermann, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL)

Development of Global Indicators for ICT in Education (PDF, 2.0MB)
Ki-Sang Song, Korea National University of Education

ICT benchmarking and impact assessment: A conceptual framework for a system of indicators (PDF, 0.1MB)
Katerina Ananiadou, OECD

Indicators of ICT in Education (IIE): Summary of Main Findings (PDF, 1.6MB)
Willem Johan Pelgrun, University of Twente

PanAfrican Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of Information and Communication Technologies (PDF, 0.5MB)
Toby Harper-Merrett, Université de Montréal

Transforming Educational Practice by Transforming Educational Assessment (PDF, 0.4MB)
Barry McGaw, The University of Melbourne

Conceptual Domains (PDF, 0.1MB)
Eugenio Severin, Inter-american Development Bank

International Expert Meeting on ICT and Education Indicators: Wrapping Up and Moving Forward (PDF, 0.1MB)
Michael Trucano, World Bank

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