Enhancing digital technology to transform education



Enhancing digital technology to transform education includes – but is not limited to – incorporating technological devices in the classroom. The integration of digital technologies in education systems is now an indispensable condition for ensuring inclusive, equitable and quality education that allows all students to access and consume information, produce knowledge, express themselves, participate in contemporary debates, and contribute to the solution of the problems that affect our societies.

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In recent decades, technology has gained a significant role in education systems, but the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global scene led to new trends. Teaching digitally represented a challenge that could often only be addressed in a limited way. However, evidence surrounding these limitations has also provided an opportunity to reflect on the urgency of integrating digital technologies as an essential resource for the present and future of education. This includes thinking of digital technologies not only as instrumental to increasing the number of students included and improving their learning outcomes but also as a useful tool to better plan and manage education systems.

IIEP is currently exploring how to capitalize on the lessons learned and new capacities built during this period to help promote the development of digital policies that make educational models more flexible. 

Our approach

At IIEP-UNESCO, we work with ministries of education and their partners to reflect on how technologies can enable access and inclusion, enhance ministerial capacity, and promote evidence-based policy-making.

Our offer includes: 

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IIEP Foresight Papers

 Research on ICT policies in Latin America  Geospatial Data in Educational Plannning and Management





Spotlight on the 2023 Regional Forum on Education Policy - Digital technologies to transform education in Latin America and the Caribbean 

The Regional Forum on Education Policy is an annual event that provides a space for dialogue, consultation, and reflection for those responsible for the formulation and implementation of education policies in Latin American and Caribbean countries. The purpose of this meeting is to analyze strategies for the implementation of the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4), focusing on a specific theme in each edition. In 2023, from 3 to 5 October, we will focus on how digital technologies can contribute to the transformation of education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. In a similar vein, the 2021 edition of this high-level forum focused on How to use information systems in education policy-making.



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SITEAL portal

Discover SITEAL, IIEP's Information System on Educational Trends in Latin America, an online observatory on educational trends and policy reforms in Latin America. The portal includes a dedicated section on education and ICT policies in the region that holds relevant statistical information and research documents.