The UIS organized a Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) meeting to gather and discuss inputs from a diverse group of statisticians and subject matter experts in the area of ICT in education. During the meeting, representatives of international and regional organisations, UNESCO regional bureaux, and national governments representing all regions discussed the current UIS ICT in education dataset, current gaps, and identified a number of areas to inform a new set of core indicators along with corresponding methodology to measure countries’ evolving policy needs. Additionally, participants provided comments and feedback on UIS’s current ICT in education survey and corresponding terms and concepts. This expert meeting was organized with a view to revising UIS methodology prior to the launch of the first global data collection on ICT in education in 2015.
The objectives for this meeting were to:
1. Stimulate discussion on the UIS ICT in education dataset and current data gaps.
2. Gather feedback on the current survey and UIS terms and definitions to inform a new data collection instrument and revised
list of core policy-relevant indicators to be disseminated in 2015;
3. Identify means to advance the ICT in education data collection globally into the post 2015 development context; and
4. Discuss various methodological issues with regard to current ICT in education statistics.
Documents from meeting: