Transforming Learning and Teaching



1. A global revolution is taking place in education and training. It is driven by the changing nature of work, the realities of the information age, new global partnerships and an awareness of the need for equal distribution of educational opportunities. Education systems have an obligation to deliver on public expectations of quality education for economic growth and social development. Quality improvement and the enhancement of excellence are often perceived to be antithetical to increased access to equity and redress. In the context of developing countries, in particular, efforts to achieve the former are thwarted by, among others, fiscal constraints, spatial barriers and other capacity-related limitations to delivery. Information and communication technology (ICT) has the potential and capacity to overcome most of these barriers.

2. The expansion of ICT is driving significant changes in many aspects of human endeavour throughout the world. At both micro and national levels, ICT will increase the effectiveness and reach of development interventions, enhancing good governance and lowering the cost of delivering basic social services.

3. As in other spheres of social and economic development, ICT will improve   the quality of education and training. The ICT revolution has had an impact on curriculum development and delivery and continues to pose new challenges for education and training systems around the world. These challenges can be summarized into three broad areas, namely:
(a) Participation in the information society.

(b) How ICT impacts on access, cost effectiveness and quality of education?

(c) The way ICT is integrated into the learning and teaching process.


4. The aim of this paper is to highlight and bring out the significance of e Education through information and communication technology (ICT).

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