The integration of technology in education has been catalyzed by school closures due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, significant gaps exist between stakeholders, policymakers, and practitioners with regard to technological capabilities and their knowledge of how technology may bring positive changes, e.g., help reduce teacher workload, promote differential teaching, and support efficient school management and teacher professional development.
These emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges will affect education systems in the future. As countries develop postpandemic recovery strategies, the integration of technology in education that is accessible to all groups of population will become increasingly important. Realizing the potential of technology in education is a collaborative endeavor that should be coordinated at the global level. Policymakers, educators, the private sector, and communities from developing and developed countries must all be involved. Continuous learning, sharing of experiences, and innovation in the design and integration of technology in education systems are essential to shaping the future of education.
Cohosted by The SMERU Research Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute, this Think20-associated webinar aims to gather policy recommendations on how to scale up inclusive digital learning to achieve a more prosperous future for all.