ICT in Education Toolkit Version 2.0a
September 2006
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Tool 4.1: ICT-Enhanced Content Requirements
1 Learner Levels and Subjects
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2 Determine Required ICT-Enhanced Content
3 Access Required ICT-Enhanced Content Database
4 ICT-Enhanced Content Options
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Toolbox 4:
Planning for ICT-Enhanced Content
4.1 ICT-Enhanced Content Requirements
4.2 Existing ICT-Enhanced Content
4.3 Educational Content on the Web
4.4 Evaluation of Authorware
4.5 Design, Develop & Test ICT-Enhanced Content
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  4. Should ICT-Enhanced Content be Acquired, Adapted, or Created?

This is one of the most difficult questions to answer. Should a country acquire existing educational radio and TV programs and educational software, or should it develop new ones in accordance with its curricular and instructional framework? Acquisition saves time but not necessarily money. In most cases, a country has to buy the material or pay a licensing fee. There are also important suitability issues both from the point of view of learning objectives and acceptability of the means of communication. On the other hand, creating new materials requires sophisticated expertise, substantive time, and significant up-front financing. Depending on the number of schools using the materials, the unit utilization cost may be very high.

To deliberate on this question, the Team is guided by the decision flowchart below. It is likely that this process will result in a combination of acquired ICT-enhanced content, adapted ICT-enhanced content (when allowed), created ICT-enhanced content and web-based instructional resources.


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