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Education and Technology: EdTech Publications


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Listed below are a variety of publications either by World Bank staff or commissioned by the World Bank on topics related to technology use in education (edtech).  These publications come in a variety of formats, and have been subjected to varying degrees of internal review -- in some cases these documents have been subject to intensive internal and external peer review, in others the documents have received little or no 'official' review, but have been made public in the hope that doing so will help enrich our global knowledgebase on the use of ICTs in education in developing countries.

note:

  • The World Bank publishes a popular blog on ICT and education issues, EduTech, that highlights and comments on ongoing projects, new research, and a number of emerging key topics, trends and activities.
  • Together with the OECD, Harvard and HundrED, the World Bank has published a series of education continuity stories highlighting uses of edtech during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • A number of the papers listed here are part of the World Bank's SABER-ICT Technical Paper series
  • In partnership with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank supports the EdTech Hub, an initiative to synthesize existing evidence, conduct new research, support innovations to scale, and provide advisory support to governments and other country partners related to the uses of educational technologies.
  • A larger, machine-generated list of over 100 World Bank publications which touch on ICT/education issues in various ways is also available.


Notable World Bank publications on edtech topics

Guidance Note on Remote Learning and COVID-19
World Bank EdTech Team. 2020.

Rapid response reference note: Remote Learning and COVID-19 
World Bank EdTech Team. 2020.

Remote Learning, Distance Education and Online Learning During the COVID19 Pandemic: A Resource List
World Bank EdTech Team. 2020.

Knowledge Pack: Remote Learning Response to COVID-19, with special focus on LDCs and FCV
World Bank EdTech team. 2020.

Knowledge Pack: Education TV
World Bank EdTech team. 2020.

Knowledge Pack: Educational Radio
World Bank EdTech team. 2020.

Knowledge Pack: Mobile Distance & Hybrid Education Solutions
World Bank EdTech Team. 2020.

Knowledge Pack: EdTech Innovation Ecosystems
World Bank EdTech Team. 2020.

Education Continuity Stories
produced under a partnership between the OECD, Harvard, HundrED and the World Bank
(full list of continuity stories authored by the World Bank)

Edtech In Indonesia. Ready for Take-off?
Bhardwaj, Yarrow, Cali. 2020.

TV-Based Learning in Bangladesh : Is it Reaching Students?
Biswas, Asaduzzaman, Evans, Fehrler, Ramachandran, Sabarwal. 2020. 

Building back better: Education systems for resilience, equity and Quality in the age of COVID-19
Vu, Savonitto. 2020.

Re-Kindling Learning: eReaders in Lagos
Habyarimana & Sabarwal. 2018.

Technology Offers New Possibilities for Teaching and Learning
World Bank Education Focus Area: New Technologies, flyer prepared for the World Bank Annual Meetings. 2018.

Evoke - Developing Skills in Youth to Solve the World’s Most Complex Problems: Randomized Impact Evaluation Findings
Freeman & Hawkins. 2017.

Building and sustaining national educational technology agencies: Lessons, Models and Case Studies from Around the World
Trucano & Dykes. (eds.) 2017.

Evoke -- Developing Skills in Youth to Solve the World’s Most Complex Problems: The Social Innovators’ Framework.
Freeman & Hawkins. 2016.

The Role and Status of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa
Foley. 2016.
 en français: Le rôle et le statut des réseaux nationaux d’éducation et de recherche (NREN) en Afrique

SABER-ICT Framework Paper for Policy Analysis: Documenting national educational technology policies around the world and their evolution over time.
Trucano. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from international experiences.
Trucano & Dykes. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from Korea (KERIS).
Kwon & Jang. 2016.

Sector focus 2: Education, from: World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends.
The World Bank. 2016

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from England (Becta).
Dykes. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from Malaysia (Smart Schools) 
Lee & Soon. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from Chile (Enlaces)
Severin. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from Armenia (NaCET).
Gaible & Shahverdyan. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from Uruguay (Plan Ceibal).
Severin. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from Indonesia (PUSTEKKOM).
Butcher & Bodrogini. 2016.

Technologies in education across the Americas: The promise and the peril – and some potential ways forward.
Trucano. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from Costa Rica (The Omar Dengo Foundation).
Jimenez. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from the Philippines.
Vergel De Dios. 2016.

Building and Sustaining National ICT Education Agencies : Lessons from Thailand (Schoolnet Thailand)
S. Rattankhamfu. 2016.

ICT and the education of refugees: A stocktaking of innovative approaches in the MENA Region : Lessons of experience and guiding principles
The World Bank. 2016.

Building and sustaining national ICT/education agencies: Lessons from Australia (EdNA)
White & Parker. 2016.

Improving education performance in Math and Science in the Gambia: An overview of the progressive science initiative and progressive math initiative (PSI-PMI) and its implementation in the Gambia
Tomita, Savrimootoo. 2016.

Teachers and tablets, mobile devices and 'MOOC Times': Innovations in technology use in education in developing countries. Excerpts from the World Bank’s EduTech blog (Volume VII)
Trucano. 2016

Getting Textbooks to Every Child in Sub-Saharan Africa : Strategies for Addressing the High Cost and Low Availability Problem.
Fredriksen, Brar, Trucano. 2015.
Chapter 8 is on "Digital Teaching and Learning Materials: Opportunities, Options, and Issues"

Mobile Phones & National Educational Technology Agencies, Sachet Publishing & the Khan Academy: What's happening with educational technology use in developing countries. Excerpts from the World Bank’s EduTech blog (Volume VI)
Trucano. 2015.

Expanding Access to Early Childhood Development: Using Interactive Audio Instruction
Education Development Center. 2015.

Tablets & MOOCs, Digital Textbooks & Matthew Effects: What's new (and what isn't) in technology use in education in developing countries. Excerpts from the World Bank’s EduTech blog (Volume V).
Trucano. 2014.

ICTs for Education in Africa.
Souter, Lishan, Sibthorpe, Tusubira. 2014.

Mobile learning and textbooks of the future, e-reading and edtech policies: Trends in technology use in education in developing countries. Excerpts from the World Bank’s EduTech blog (Volume IV)
Trucano. 2013.

The Jordan Education Initiative: A Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Model to Support Education Reform
Bannayan, Guaqueta, Obeidat, Patrinos, Porta. 2012.

Separating the Hope from the Hype: More perspectives on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to benefit education in developing countries. Excerpts from the World Bank’s EduTech blog (Volume III)
Trucano. 2012. 

"Information and Communications Technologies". Chapter 9 in Strengthening Education Quality in East Asia: System Assessment and Benchmarking for Education Results (SABER).
Trucano. 2012.

Transformation-Ready: The strategic application of information and communication technologies in Africa. Education Sector Study.
Adam, Butcher, Tusubira, Sibthorpe. 2011
 [executive summary]

Worst Practices in ICT Use in Education, Low-Cost Gadgets, e-Books in Africa and a Hole in the Wall: Investigating the use of educational technologies in developing countries. Excerpts from the World Bank's EduTech blog (Volume II)
Trucano et al. 2011.

Project EVOKE: Evaluation
Gaible, Dabla. 2010.

Survey of ICT for Education in India and South Asia
infoDev. 2010

ICT in Education Strategy and Implementation Plan for Education in Papua
World Bank. 2010 

Perspectives on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to benefit education in developing countriesExcerpts from the World Bank’s EduTech blog 
Trucano. 2010

Survey of ICT and Education in the Caribbean: Regional Trends and Analysis (Volume 1)
Gaible. 2009

Survey of ICT and Education in the Caribbean: Country Reports (Volume 2)
Gaible. 2009.

The Use and Misuse of Computers in Education: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Colombia (pdf, 3MB)
Barrera-Osorio, Linden. 2009.

Complement or Substitute? The Effect of Technology on Student Achievement in India (infoDev working paper #17)
Linden. 2008.

Survey of ICT and Education in Africa (Volume 2) - 53 Country Reports
Farrell, Isaacs, Trucano. 2007.

Survey of ICT and Education in Africa - A Summary Report, Based on 53 Country Surveys
Farrell, Isaacs. 2007.

Information & Communications for Development (IC4D) - Global Trends and Policies
World Bank. 2006.

Knowledge and Skill Development in Developing and Transitional Economies
World Bank & DFID. 2006

Using Technology to Train Teachers: Appropriate Uses of ICT for Teacher Professional Development in Developing Countries
Gaible, Burns. 2005.

Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries
Wagner, Day, James, Kozma, Miller, Unwin. 2005.

Designing Open and Distance Learning for Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Toolkit for Educators and Planners
World Bank. 2005.

Improving Educational Quality through Interactive Radio Instruction
World Bank. 2005.

Chapter 6: Responding to the Twin Challenges: Teacher, Teaching, and Technologyin Expanding Opportunities and Building Competencies for Young People: A New Agenda for Secondary Education
World Bank. 2005.

Knowledge Maps: ICTs in Education (pdf - 852KB)
InfoDev. 2005.

Global Network Readiness for Education (pdf - 1.05MB)
Maclay, Hawkins, Kirkman. 2005.

Technology in Schools: Education, ICT and the Knowledge Society
Hepp K., Hinostroza S., Laval M., Rebién F., 2004.

Closing the Gap in Education and Technology
de Ferranti, Perry, Gill, Guasch, Maloney, Sanchez-Paramo, Schady. 2003.

Engendering ICT: Ensuring Gender Equality in ICT for Development
World Bank. 2003.

ICT and MDGs: a World Bank Group Perspective.
World Bank. 2003.

Enhancing Learning Opportunities in Africa - Distance Education and Information and Communication Technologies for Learning
Murphy, Anzalone, Bosch, Moulton. 2002.

Information Infrastructure: The World Bank Group's Experience
The World Bank, 2001.

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