Step 2: SURVEY - Preparedness of ICT Sector
Mapping the degree of preparedness of the ICT sector may be achieved by completing a questionnaire that provides a rough profile of the preparedness and capacity of the ICT sector. Such a profile will help in making decisions for ICTs in education that are realistic and appropriate. On the other hand, the profile may indicate that the ICT sector is not ready to support large-scale ICT-related interventions in education, and may require some reform.
It is recommended that the questionnaire be completed by a group designated by the Facilitation Team that is quite knowledgeable of the ICT sector. This can be done in one of two ways:
The Facilitation Team sends the survey through the Toolkit to designated individuals who will complete it online. The Facilitation Team is able to view the results and save them.
The Team can download the questionnaire form and send it to the designated persons to be completed and returned. The Team can then enter the responses into the electronic forms and save the results for further use.
*This section is based on Readiness for the Networked World: A Guide for Developing Countries. Available at http://www.cid.harvard.edu/ciditg/research/tools.html