Title: Discussing ICT, aspirations and targets for Education: international perspectives

Authors: Peter Twining

Addresses: The Department of Education, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK

Abstract: The discussing ICT, aspirations and targets for Education (dICTatEd) project is predicated on the assumptions that investments in |educational| Information and Communications Technology (ICT) are not having the scale of impact within the education system that might be expected at least in part due to lack of shared understandings about why we should be using ICT in education. This paper analyses data from over 9000 responses from 94 countries to the dICTatEd online questionnaire. It explores the extent to which respondents from different countries have similar or different perspectives on |educational| ICT use. This paper concludes that whilst there is general agreement that ICT should be being used in order to prepare people for living in a society permeated with technology there is a lack of shared educational vision about the role ICT should play in education.

Keywords: information technology; communications; educational ICT; impact; international perspectives; educational technology; educational vision; education; knowledge; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2007.015549

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2007 Vol.3 No.2/3, pp.154 - 170

Published online: 29 Oct 2007 *

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