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Workshop on Indicators of ICT in Education

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 4 May 2008

 

ECLACís OSILAC, together with the ICT statistics Work group (ICT-WG) from the SCA-ECLAC (coordinated by the Dominican Republicís NSO), and with the Latin American Network of Educative Portals - RELPE, made the first education workshop, the 4 of march 2008. The event was carried out in the facilities of the FUNGLODE.

During the workshop, representatives from the region met to discuss the relevance of measuring the advances of indicators in this sector which is a priority for the regionís governments (Delphi, 2007). Ministries or national education authorities and a total of 15 countries from educative portals coordinators of RELPE participated. Additionally representatives of three Statistic National Organisms, members of the ICT education Work group of the WG-ICT-SCA, as well as representatives from ECLAC, RELPE technical secretariat and the OEI, among others.

Besides presenting the advances made by some countries of the region in the construction of indicators and to present a proposition for the key ICT indicators on education, the participants presented their perspective on the necessity to have indicators that allow to measure advances in implementation and adequate use of ICT in educative systems.

Although it is necessary to begin to built quantitative indicators, the importance of working with qualitative indicators was expressed so that it can allow to evaluate cultural and receptivity preparation of professors. In addition, the work group of ICT indicators in education was reinforced and will be integrated by members of education ministries, national authorities and National Statistic Institutes from some countries of the region. This group was proposed during the annual meeting of OSILAC with the Statistic Institutes and looks support on experts in the education subject.

The work group will examine and present a proposal of basic key indicators for the measurement of ICT in education that will fulfill the basic objective of advancing in this subject which has been outstanding like first priority in the eLAC2010 Action Plan, recently approved by the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean in San Salvador (6 - 8 of February 2008).

The work group has been conformed by the following countries: Members of Statistics Institutes: Dominican Republic (coordinator), Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay. Members of Ministries of Education: Mexico (coordinator), Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Spain and RELPE Secretariat.

 

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