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Global Education Monitoring Report Summary 2023: Technology in Education; A Tool on whose Terms?
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris | 2023 | 35 p.
ISBN 979-11-906154-6-4 (03370) (kor)
Corporate author: 
UNESCO; Global Education Monitoring Report Team

Technology’s role in education has been sparking intense debate for a long time. Does it democratize knowledge or threaten democracy by allowing a select few to control information? Does it offer boundless opportunities or lead towards a technology-dependent future with no return? Does it level the playing field or exacerbate inequality? Should it be used in teaching young children or is there a risk to their development? The debate has been fueled by the COVID-19 school closures and the emergence of generative artificial intelligence. This new report recommends that technology should be introduced into education on the basis of evidence showing that it would be appropriate, equitable, scalable and sustainable. In other words, its use should be in learners’ best interests and should complement face-to-face interaction with teachers. It should be seen as a tool to be used on these terms.

Resource Type: 
Conference and programme reports
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Globalisation and social justice / International understanding
Sustainable development / sustainability
Media & information literacy / digital citizenship
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Lifelong learning
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
educational technology
Information technology
Electronic learning
access to education
Computer literacy
Open educational resources
teaching methods
Educational management information systems
Digital divide