Information and Communication Technologies in Multinational and Multicultural Contexts

Information and communication technologies for multinational and multicultural contexts pertains to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and globalization, national policies regarding the use of ICT in educational settings, common trends and themes in its usage and impacts, and challenges that many countries and cultures face. This entry first discusses the growth of ICT around the world and policies that guide its use in schools. It then discusses the growth of online and distance learning and concerns regarding the digital divide.

In the last two decades or so, countries worldwide have witnessed tremendous investment in and rapid growth of information technology in both the society in general and schools in particular. The rapid advancement of and widespread use of ICT catalyzed the process of ...

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