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 |

"The average length of time that refugees spend in camps is 17 years." This cruel statistic has been quoted many times, influencing our perception of refugee crises as never-ending…

Xavier Devictor, Quy-Toan Do |

viewed from afar, some things seem sort of strange Recognizing its relevance in the global marketplace, the small South American country of Uruguay has placed increasing emphasis on improving 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 |

the way most projects 'scale up' just might yield inequitable results Much is made of the necessity to 'scale up' in international development circles. Here at the World Bank,…

Michael Trucano |

When I was back in school, and long before I had come across names like Wilbur Schramm or Manuel Castells, I remember learning about the power of new information  and communication technologies to…

Michael Trucano |