A Baseline Study on Technology-Enabled Learning in the Asian Commonwealth
This report presents the findings of a study of technology-enabled learning in Commonwealth Asia to identify the basic mileposts in these countries’ vision and mission regarding ICT in education policies. The study looked into institutional framework and mechanisms of implementing ICT in education initiatives, including donor agencies and their contributions in this field. Online learning was a special area of focus in this study, and this included identifying institutions that offer online courses. Open educational resources (OER) and repositories are important developments in education that enhance learning choices and access to quality learning resources. This study made efforts to document OER policies and repositories in the selected eight countries.
The study looked at three different issues related to human resources in ICT in education: the number of students enrolled in ICT and media-related courses as an indicator of future manpower in the field. Access to ICT in education, especially in the teaching–learning process, is dependent upon teachers. Hence, an effort has been made, although with limited success, to figure out the number of teachers needed to be trained in ICT in education.