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Most important roles for ICT in education in the developing world, and the most important risks it poses
ICT has helped in handling of some of the main challenges faced by the developing countries. These challenges include technological change and globalization. One of the main factors that facilitate both globalization and technological change is ICT. ICT has greatly enhanced education in developing countries. IT has facilitated the acquisition as well as absorption of knowledge in developing countries. ICT has provided a platform for developing countries with unimaginable opportunities for enhancing their educational systems. ICT has enabled has helped the education sector to improve the formulation and execution of policies necessary for ensuring progress in the sector. Education is the key to addressing most of the problems faced by developing countries such as poverty and health; ICT has enabled developing countries to expand the demand for education in all levels.
However, ICT in schools and education facility poses various risks. It provides a medium for unauthorized photography by the use of digital cameras or mobile phones. It allows students to access online material that maybe inappropriate at the school environment. Students can access age-restricted materials. Furthermore, use of ICT has enabled students to cheat in examinations.
Discussion and summary of an article (http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/tech-and-teachers)
This article explores the issue of technology and education by wondering whether the introduction of new technologies will lead to replacement of teachers. The author of the article answers this question by claiming that the role of the teacher in education is central and although technology will replace some of the work done by teachers, it is impossible for technology to completely replace teachers. One of the interesting questions that can arise from this discussion is whether teachers can cope with the competency and accuracy of technology such as robot teachers in delivering of education services to students.
Response to the post (http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/bollywood-karaoke)
I think some of the non-traditional learning ways such as Bolywood karaoke can be a very efficient way of learning. They can be applied in other countries struggling with low literacy levels since even the illiterate individuals in many communities love music and visualization of the music they love in form of lyrics can be a very effective way of reducing illiteracy levels. Testing of this type of non-traditional learning can be challenging but house-to-house tests can be conducted to find out the efficiency of the method.
"Will Technology Replace Teachers? No, but " Edutech. Web. 17 Mar. 2015. <http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/tech-and-teachers>.
"Bollywood Karaoke and Same Language Subtitling to Promote Literacy." Edutech. Web. 17 Mar. 2015. <http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/bollywood-karaoke>.