Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Press release on Global Support for Information Society Targets

Information Society Targets- What are the priorities?

Based on an online survey with 1250 respondents... here are the priorities:

1. Connecting universities, colleges, secondary schools and primary schools with ICTs
--- 85.43% viewed this target as a very important.

2. Connecting scientific and research centres with ICTs
--- 84.76% viewed this target as a very important.

The list goes on but I thought it was interesting that the two highest priorities were the two listed above... The main problem is that these two statements focus on "connecting", which is really only part of the issue if it is seen essentially as a technical/infrastructure problem. Connecting educational institutions will do absolutely nothing by itself. There is so much that must be done to prepare administrators and educators to use the technologies effectively.

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