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Education for Emerging Global Economy

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Education for Emerging Global Economy

Funding policies solution guide

As countries prepare to participate fully in the increasingly knowledge based, digital global economy, their education systems must evolve to better prepare tomorrow’s workforce with 21st century skills—technology literacy and the problem solving, creativity and collaboration skills that it promotes. One approach that holds promise for creating this shift is eLearning—the use of technology to support improved teaching and learning outcomes. eLearning initiative can include:
• 1:1 elearning – a learning environment in which each student had a dedicated laptop PC for use at school and at home, creating a tool learning environment that includes teachers, parents, classmates, advisors and the internet.
• Classroom eLearning – a classroom environment where students use PCs or notebooks to support in school learning of core subjects and technology is shared amongst various classes during the day.
• Teacher notebook programs – a teaching environment in which each teacher is equipped with a personal notebook computer to support teaching in the classroom as well as after hours preparation and research.

Despite the growing world’s recognition that eLearning initiatives are vital to future economic development, governments and educators are still struggling with the question of how to finance then within constrained national and education budgets. This paper suggest a variety of financing options and a methodology for evaluating which options are appropriate to specific environments.

Read the full Education for Emerging Global Economy Paper.