For over a decade, the World Bank and the Government of Korea have enjoyed a strong strategic partnership exploring a wide range of issues related to the use of information and communications…

Michael Trucano |

before you offer your stamp of approval, here are a few more things you might want to consider This week, policymakers and practitioners from around the world are gathering in Korea at the 11th…

Michael Trucano |

illuminating things in Seoul Earlier this month, the Korea Education Research & Information Service (KERIS) hosted the tenth annual Global Symposium on ICT Use in Education in Seoul. For the…

Michael Trucano |

I do not fear computers,   I fear the lack of them This year's Global Symposium on ICT use in education in Gyeongju, Korea focused on "Transforming Education with 1:1 Computing: Learning…

Michael Trucano |

no, we are talking about '1-to-1' (educational computing), not (five) 'won to Juan' (Mata) Not too long ago I did some advisory work in a country considering the purchases of…

Michael Trucano |

tablets loom increasingly large on the horizon in many places [also available in Thai] Recent headlines from places as diverse as Kenya ("6, 000 primary schools picked for free laptop project…

Michael Trucano |

Each year the World Bank helps sponsor an annual global symposium on ICT use in education for senior policymakers and practitioners in Seoul, together with the Korean Ministry of Education,…

Michael Trucano |

A few years ago, a World Bank study highlighted the fact that there simply aren't enough textbooks for most students in Africa, and what is available is too expensive.  In response to this…

Michael Trucano |

How do you keep computers in schools in working order? Basic technical maintenance is a perennial challenge for many schools in developing countries.  The phenomenon of unused -- and unusable! --…

Michael Trucano |

There was a good reason for the recent Global Symposium on Building national ICT/education agencies to have taken place in Seoul. South Korea has demonstrated that making a single specialized …

Galina Voytsehovska |