Maximizing the impact of ICT in empowering 21st-century learning

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Today, technology has brought many changes in the education sector. From interactive whiteboard to online learning, information and communication technology is now everywhere in education.

In 2015, The United States Department of Education spent more than $3 billion on digital content [1], since then, public schools in the US now provide at least one computer for every five students. Some districts even began to implement one-to-one computing –providing students access to personal computing devices – to promote 21st-century skills [2]. Despite its potentials in transforming education, the questions of “does technology improve the quality of education?”, and “how to maximize the impact of technology in education?” have been subjects of discussions in recent years.

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