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What ICT Tools are Appropriate for Teachers in South Asia?

Wayan Vota

On April 21st, in New Delhi, India, the Educational Technology Debate will have a live event discussing this pressing question: Are Most Investments in Technology for Schools Wasted?

To help inform that conversation, and develop a better understanding of the information and communication technologies (ICT) available to educational systems in South Asia, this month’s online Educational Technology Debate is focusing on the larger topic of:

What ICT tools are Appropriate for Teachers in South Asia?
Educators often get overlooked, with a rush to put gadgets in children’s hands. But teachers can leverage small ICT investments into big impacts. What technology tools available in South Asia can help advance their teaching skills and classroom effectiveness?

If you know of a tool that’s both appropriate for teachers in South Asia and available in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka please let us know in the comments below.

If you’d like to discuss one at length, please consider submitting a Guest Post by sending us an email. We’re seeking post-length contributions on this topic.


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3 Responses to “What ICT Tools are Appropriate for Teachers in South Asia?”

  1. In looking at the Quick Guide to low cost devices, I wonder which ones would work well for teachers in India. I'm thinking that any of the computers would be good to help teachers develop lessons plans and classroom activities. If connected to the Internet, they could share those ideas with other teachers as well. Are there specific software applications that are specialized just for South Asian teachers? And what role would mobile phones have?

  2. Wile going through the question another question appeared in my mind. The question is should the "english" would be taken as a subject or as a language? I think at first we sould change this system cz the "Medium- English" should be learnt as a language. After that we can think for the tools which are appropriate for the teachers.

    • Biswajit Saha

      Of course, I completely agree with ur views; specially for the teachers then
      focus of Medium-English would be automatically covered up.


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