ICT in education
Information and communication technology (ICT) can complement, enrich and transform education for the better.
As the lead United Nations agency for education, UNESCO guides international efforts to help countries understand the role such technology can play to accelerate progress toward Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), a vision captured in the Qingdao Declaration.
UNESCO shares knowledge about the many ways technology can facilitate universal access to education, bridge learning divides, support the development of teachers, enhance the quality and relevance of learning, strengthen inclusion, and improve education administration and governance.
The Organization scans the world for evidence of successful ICT in education practices – whether in low-resource primary schools, universities in high-income countries, or vocational centres – to formulate policy guidance.
Through capacity-building activities, technical advice, publications, fieldworks, and international conferences such as the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education and Mobile Learning Week, and fieldwork, UNESCO helps governments and other stakeholders leverage technology for learning.
Supporting distance learning during COVID-19
UNESCO has been working to mitigate the impact of education disruption and school closures. Effective distance learning solutions have allowed teachers and policy-makers to continue with the national lesson plans using the digital and technological resources at hand. In this regard, UNESCO has developed several tools which offer best practices, innovative ideas and recommendations with Guidance on distance learning.