July 17, 2009 – Delivering Education through the Use of Innovative Technology
On Friday, July 17, 2009, the Basic Education Coalition held a congressional briefing exploring the many different ways that technology is helping to improve both access to and quality of education in countries around the world . Co-sponsored by Representative Dennis Rehberg, the briefing took place from 10-11:30 am in 2103 Rayburn House Office Building.
Improving education quality is a major focus of USAID-funded basic education programs around the world, and the introduction and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be a useful tool to help promote and enable educational reform, serve as important motivational tools for learning, and promote greater efficiencies in education systems and practices.
Members of the Basic Education Coalition discussed their experiences using cell phones, radios and computers to both expand access and improve education quality in the developing world.
- Michael Trucano – World Bank
- Jonathan Metzger – Academy for Educational Development
- Mike Laflin – Education Development Center
- Kate Place – International Youth Foundation
Learn more about innovative technologies used to improve education in this fact sheet prepared for the briefing.