Toolkit Library


Community Learning Centers
PDF format; 29 pages; ~ 1.2MB
This document describes and illustrates the Community Learning Center (CLC) model including philosophy, primary audiences, key capabilities, and functional requirements. Examples are provided from CLC experiences supported by different international donors or communities. The document also discusses the critical issues of CLC evaluation and sustainability and reasons why further investments in this public access model are warranted.

Computer-Mediated Professional Development (CMPD)
PDF format; 47 pages; ~1.4MB
This document describes a promising, technology-assisted model-of-use for improving education and training in all sectors. Focusing on professional development for the labor force in developing countries, with special attention to educators, the document includes a summary of current challenges; an overview of the ways in which a technology- based approach can meet those challenges; examples of practical experience with this approach in technologically developed and developing countries; a summary of the lessons learned from these experiences; suggestions for assessment strategies; guidelines for monitoring and evaluation; and a discussion of the institutionalization process.

Technologies for Education, Potentials, Parameters and Prospects
PDF format; 206 pages; ~1.1MB
To “tech” or not to “tech” education is not the question. The real question is how to harvest the power of technology to meet the challenges of the 21st century and make education relevant, responsive, and effective for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Drawing on the wealth of worldwide knowledge and experience, this book outlines the rationales and realities of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for education, examines the options and choices for applying them, and summarizes a series of case studies that illustrate modalities of integrating ICTs into learning systems in different settings.

This book may be downloaded as a whole or chapter by chapter.

Integrating ICTs into Education: Lessons Learned
Collection of links from UNESCO publication. Word document; 1 page, ~24kb
This practical guide synthesizes and analyzes experiences in connection with specific lessons learned and highlights best practices and the need for further improvements, based on the experiences of six Asian countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, The Republic of Korea and Thailand. The distilled wisdom garnered here is aimed at providing a key foundation and framework for setting up ICT for education programs. The eight components below can provide the basis for the development of tools and blueprints to guide policy formation and program improvements. The publication also serves as an advocacy tool to gain the support of policy-makers and other stakeholders for the appropriate use of resources to support the integration of ICT in education.

To be downloaded chapter by chapter.