ICT for Education in Nepal

Nepal has gained considerable experience in community broadcasting, enhanced by the use of ICTs. This experience may be leveraged so that convergent technologies can become the way forward in integrating ICTs at all levels.


As far as Internet connectivity is concerned, instead of proceeding with traditional ways of building line-of-sight and terrestrial systems and high-cost media infrastructure, a combination of wireless and satellite-based telecommunications with low-cost Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) apparatus for downlink of data and images could be more effective in Nepal. Nepal Telecom (NT) has been expanding its ADSL service to more and more districts, and the rate charged by NT for connectivity is significantly lower than most other services for broadband connection. This has the potential to greatly improve connectivity especially in rural areas since NT already has nationwide infrastructure in place.


If Nepal is to gear towards introducing ICT-based education delivery system in its classrooms, a clear and distinct comprehensive policy will be needed on what the education mechanism intends to achieve along with timeline and milestones. various sporadic efforts by different state and non state actors to introduce different modules of ICT-based education and ICT education needs to be documented and studied to see what indigenously works best for Nepal.

Categories
Surveys & Reports
Year
Thursday, January 1, 2009 (All day)
Publisher
infoDev, World Bank
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