Solid policies ensure that all students obtain the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-based economy and society. The best policies promote economic and social development and innovation, and are of key importance for governments to remain globally competitive.
Your policy framework should identify the changes needed to align curriculum, assessment, professional development, teaching practices, learning practices, and technology—so they’re all working together to support your transformation objectives. For example, you might redefine a “textbook” to include digital resources. You might also expand the definition of a “course,” so students can take advantage of virtual learning and teachers can benefit from flexible online courseware for professional development.
Key policy considerations
Practical policies should protect students and maintain data privacy, while optimizing the use of technology as a platform for teaching and learning. Sample policy elements may include:
Developing transformative policies
In education, transformative policy aligns entire systems. It’s action-oriented, scalable, and includes financial resources to sustain it. Get a fuller understanding of how information communications technology (ICT) supports effective education policies by connecting curriculum, assessment, teacher professional development, research, evaluation, and more.
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