Information and Communication Technology

Innovative approaches to harnessing technology can help achieve greater access to quality education and improved learning outcomes.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) solutions help reduce barriers and can create greater access to quality education across the developing world.   ICT education also prepares learners for participation in a modern global economy; however, it is critical that technology be integrated appropriately and with a sustainable strategy. USAID encourages an evidence-based integration of appropriate, cost-effective ICT to support program outcomes.

ICTs include a broad range of technologies, including phones, e-Readers, tablet computers, flash memory, radios, and other audio/visual devices. Potential applications for education are broad, and cover uses such as program administration, student assessment, professional development, community engagement, and content provision.