World Bank strategy related to ICT use in education
As the World Bank Group (WBG) supports ICT use in education through financing, policy advice, technical support, and research, several key messages will continue to inform related policy discussions:
Technology should support teachers—not replace them. Technological innovations have the potential to increase learning, provided that they enhance, rather than circumvent, the teacher-learner relationship. Introducing new technologies will not replace teachers. In fact, experience from around the world shows us that, over time, teachers’ roles become more central— and not peripheral— as a result of new technologies.
Training is essential. Opportunities for technical training and ongoing professional development and support for teachers are essential if schools and countries want to reap the benefits that ICTs can provide. Ongoing training and professional development helps motivate teachers to use the equipment they’re provided more efficiently, and can help them explore innovative new