Technology and Education in Crises Task Team
The idea that technology alone can solve problems is long past; the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education is best as a tool to support good teaching and quality learning. In crisis contexts, where teaching and learning are jeopardized or interrupted, and where learners are on the move, the great possibility of ICT faces its toughest test. Across the education value chain, and especially in emergencies and conflicts, ICT presents unique opportunities for:
- learner access to quality materials in formal and non-formal settings;
- teacher professional development; community and family engagement;
- administrative support;
- infrastructure data collection;
- creating social networks that foster pathways to higher education and employment.