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Technology in learning A global perspective

Provision for education will be the biggest challenge for most governments as they attempt to attain the
ideals of peace, freedom, and social justice, while striving at the same time to position themselves to
generate more wealth and compete in the free global market. Bold steps have to be considered by
states to provide their people with affordable access to education; using methods of mass education will
be inevitable. Even by using these methods, not all aspirations will be met. Intervention by outside
agencies is one solution, but it will come at a higher cost than most individuals in the developing parts of
the world can afford. One solution available for Governments of the Commonwealth is to use the newer
technologies as vehicles to bring a variety of educational opportunities to individuals in their respective
countries. The knowledge, skills and a significant part of the infrastructure to create a virtual campus
seems to be there in many jurisdictions but little is known of the what, why, and how of such
New technologies can bring exciting curricula based on real world problems into the classrooms and
provide scaffolds and tools to enhance learning
The interactivity of technologies is cited as a key feature that enables students to receive
feedback on their performance, test and reflect on their ideas, and revise their understanding.
Networked technology can enable teachers and students to build local and global communities
that connect them with interested people and expand opportunities for teacher learning.
The positive impact oftechnology does not come automatically; much depends on how teachers use
ICT in theirclassrooms.