What are the factors that shape the effective adoption of innovations in education technologies to particular local situations? How to scale-up promising innovations in ICT in education from a near perfect ‘pilot’ environment in which they were conceived to the striking realities in the vast majority of schools? Are teachers’ capabilities and effective pedagogy the most crucial contextual variables that shape the effectiveness of an innovation? Questions abound, so does the efforts to find out viable solutions to the many challenges that confront a seamless integration of ICTs in education.
The Digital Learning Asia Conference and Exhibition (6-8 February, 2007) at Putrajaya, Malaysia, a part of eAsia 2007 Conference, is an initiative towards providing a platform for collaborative learning, knowledge networking and strategising among innovators and practitioners in ICT in education in schools, universities and lifelong learning for communities. The conference, second in the series of regional forums organised by CSDMS is being hosted by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications, Malaysia and is supported by key government organisations and International thought leaders in Asia and outside.
While most countries in Asia are struggling to close the existing divides