The purpose of this Tool is to assist educational authorities in planning for the hardware requirements of the ICT Program formulated in Tool 2.2. Hardware includes:
- Audio/radio equipment
- Video/TV equipment
- Computers and their configuration
- Basic application software.
Electric power, ICT infrastructure and connectivity options are discussed in Tool 3.1 (Infrastructure)
For each hardware category, the Tool serves two functions:
To be able to use this Tool, you should have completed List of Titles of Program's Geographic Areas and Institutions in Toolbox 2.
- The Tool offers information about different options with advantages and disadvantages of each option to assist planners in finding the most appropriate hardware option. Some of these options are elaborated upon in ICTs for Education: A Reference Handbook.
- The Tool offers a step-by-step guide to the Facilitation Team to plan for the necessary hardware.