From my experience education is an extremely personal, local affair that depends heavily on personalisation. My thoughts get confused when it comes to ICT4D education change because over there quality and quantity both matter- and in some cases quantity over quality even. I'd like some direction on these thoughts.

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Katrina Bushko, Feb 22, 2017

Hi Hiba! This is an important question. The framework that we use at the Christensen Institute makes a critical distinction between using technology for technology's sake (tech-rich) versus using technology to achieve a goal such as personalization (blended learning). Of course bridging the digital divide (à la ICT4D) can be a great step towards personalization, but in order to truly personalize a student's learning experience, it's important to start with a rallying cry that can lead you towards not only the right hardware and software choices, but also towards new teacher roles, student roles, and learning models. This is why choosing the technology comes as step #5 in our design wheel for blended learning! I hope this helps!


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