5.2 Training for Teachers
In concert with the development of educational content and curricula that leverage broadband connectivity, policymakers also need to ensure that resources are committed to training educators. Specifically, teachers need to understand how to locate appropriate resources online, how to make ICT-enabled or mobile-enabled content and activities an integral part of their curricula, and how to leverage applications that enable collaboration among students, among teachers and between the two groups. Training is also critical, since ICT deployment cannot proceed if teachers are not ready to use it.
By providing initial and ongoing training for teachers, policymakers will enable educators to better understand the new resources available and to think more broadly about their application to classroom settings.