Innovation in Education

Dr. Svenja Falk
Accenture Research, Senior Director for Asia Pacific, Adjunct Professor for Political Communication, International University Bruchsal
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Accenture Research Agenda The Innovation Ecosystem Benchmarking ICT Adoption Good Practice Case Studies Key Strategic Questions for India Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved. 2 .

Key drivers for Innovation Developed Markets  Maintain competitive advantage  Addressing the demographic shift  Introduce life-long learning to ensure employability Education Sector  Education as a key catalyst to achieve Millennium Goals  Capitalizing on the demographic dividend  Access to opportunities in the global knowledge economy Emerging Markets Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved.Accenture Research Innovation in education is fundamental to a country‘s competitiveness and global equality. 3 .

Education Ecosystem Government. e. e. Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved. e. NGOs. Innovation Multilaterals.g.g. e.Accenture Research The innovation ecosystem in Education is based on synergies of private and public entities.g. Corporates. 4 .g.

5 .Accenture Research Agenda The Innovation Ecosystem Benchmarking ICT Adoption Good Practice Case Studies Key Strategic Questions for India Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved.

Accenture Research We have identified six indicators to compare countries practices. Piloting innovative technologies? -Are innovative technologies piloted or adopted? Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved. 6 .Is there a strategy in place to apply ICT to secondary education? Infrastructure in place? .Is there a program for teacher training with focus on ICT? Integration into curriculum? -What is the degree of integration of ICT into the curriculum? .How is the level of access to PCs/ internet penetration in secondary schools? Teacher training? . … Importance of ICT? Key Performance Indicators in Secondary Education . is policy formulation underway? Structured Approach? .Under ministers sponsorship.

7 .Accenture Research Singapore and Korea are ahead of the curve. Benchmarking IT Adoption Country India China Brazil Russia Singapore Korea KPI Leadership Sponsorship? Strategy in Place? Internet Access in Schools? Program for ICT teacher training? Integration of ICT into Curriculum? Piloting innovative technologies? Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved.

Accenture Research Example: Master Plan Korea Computer Education Stage Initial Infra Stage 1996 ~ 2000 Infra Structure (World Class ICT environment) • ICT infrastructure in all schools . Master Plan II Master Plan III 8 .Standardization .Augmented reality contents • ICT integrated curriculum • Ed Information disclosure system • ECSC • Global Partnership for ICT in Education vision Characteristic 1987 ~ 1995 Computer Ed opportunity (ICT Literacy) •Introduction & expansion of computer education in curriculum(K-12) •Teacher training Program •CAI program •Comprehensive Support by Government Computer Education Master Plan I Plan Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved.1 PC : 1 teacher .Education Resources Sharing (ERS) Environment • Teaching & Learning Center • e-Administration NEIS • Teacher training for ICT use e-Learning Stage 2004~2005 e-Learning (Realize Education Welfare) • Cyber Home Learning System • EBS video streaming content • KEM as guideline on Korean educational metadata for ERS u-Learning Stage 2006 ~ present HRD (World-class educational competitiveness) •Digital Textbook • Future education R&D .u-Learning/u-Class .Internet access to classrooms • Education information service system : EDUNET • ICT literacy education ICT Utilization Stage 2001 ~ 2003 ICT Integration (Enhance effect & Quality of Education) • Content development & distribution .

Sample of ICT Tools in Secondary Education – non exhaustive India • Radio Programs • Computer Assisted Learning Centers • Multi-media CD‘s • Village Telecentres/ Kiosks • Computer on Wheels • Broadcasting via Satellite China • Computer Labs •Broadcasting via Satellite • Online Course Warehouse • Distant education programs • Multimedia • CD-Roms • Computer on Wheels Brazil • Shared elearning platforms • TV School • Digital Library • Educational Software • Computer Labs • Information Services Russia • Information Services • Computer Radio • elearning platforms • Computer on Wheels • Computer Labs Singapore • Open source & open contentsInfor mation Services • personalized learning devices • interactive software and digital content • gaming.0 Korea • Whiteboards • Digital Textbooks • Digital Library • Cyber Home Learning Content • Web 2. teacher & parents Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved.0 based integrated Education Information services dor student. but only Singapore and Korea do in an integrated way.Accenture Research ICT tools are widely used in secondary education. 3D Modelling & animation • Web 2. programming tools. 9 .

10 .Accenture Research Agenda The Innovation Ecosystem Benchmarking ICT Adoption Best Practice Case Studies Key Strategic Questions for India Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved.

wherein Microsoft collaborated with 10 states to set up 11 academies where ICT training would be imparted to teachers and students Key Sucess Factors   Building a network of Academies across 10 states. Madrasas and various government schools  Building partnerships with state and local authorities such as the District Institutes for Education and Training (DIET)  Fixing targets across timelines and achieving them. facilitating centralized teacher training Enlarging the reach of the project by collaborating with institutions like Jawahar Navodya Vidyalayas (JNV’s). Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangatan (KVS). India 11 .Accenture Research The success of Shiksa is based on a collaborative PPP. India: Project Shiksha Case Study Description Name Project Shiksha 2003 10 States across India MOU between Microsoft and 11 State Governments ICT capacity building for teachers and pupils Impacted 10 million students Trained Teachers in over 1400 schools across India $ m 20 + employee time Footprint Founded Location Founder Objective Benefits Investments Microsoft launched project Shiksha in 2003.000 teachers by December 2008. Source : UNESCO Bangkok.The target of reaching out to 80. iGovernment. was met with a 250% surplus a year ahead of schedule Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved.

Qianghai. creating different ICT policies for different environments Footprint Founded Location Founder Objective Benefits Investments Key Success Factors  Phased implementation of the project over 3 years  Working with local bodies and school authorities in disadvantaged divisions in order to achieve the goals of equal access and Inclusiveness  Identifying key areas for development such as in. and Ningxia/Guizhou.service training for headmasters and teachers and curriculum renewal Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved. China: Bridging the Within Country Digital Divide in Education Case Study Description Name Improving Education in Western China through the innovative use of ICT 2003-2006 Gansu.Accenture Research The success of the UNESCO initiated project is build on global/ local synergies. China UNESCO Coordination Reduce the digital divide between developed western and under developed eastern regions Implementing practical models that will work in disadvantaged schools and communities na Initiated by UNESCO: aims at creating a conducive policy environment to implement educational changes supported by ICTs. Source : UNESCO Bangkok 12 . creating the necessary human infrastructure network by creating learning centers.

Brazil set up ICT labs in order to train teachers. which can serve to centralize teaching  Optimal utilization of resources and an innovative method to spread the use of ICT training  Partnerships with local and state authorities to achieve widespread implementation Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved.skilled teachers training other teachers. Results included setting up 4931 labs in 1853 municipalities. where teachers already skilled in ICT tools train other teachers. who in turn implement lessons in their courses and teaching  Creation of labs and ICT centers. Brazil: The National Information Technology Programme in Education Case Study Description Name The national Information Technology Programme in Education 1997 Brazil Ministry of Education. benefiting 250.Accenture Research The success of the Government sponsored program is based on the principle of systematic skill –transfer. Source : The use of ICT’s in Education : The Brazilian Experience 13 .000 teachers and 7 million students Footprint Founded Location Founder Objective Benefits Investments NA Key Success Factors  Filtered Approach. who would in turn use their skills while teaching. Brazil To promote the use of ICTs as pedagogical tools in fundamental and secondary education ICT labs. who in turn train students The MEC.

14 .Accenture Research Agenda The Education Innovation Ecosystem Benchmarking ICT Adoption Good Practice Case Studies Key Strategic Questions for India Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved.

. capacity building.g. literacy. implemeting and delivering the usage of the appropriate ICT tools? Identify the right strategy • What should be the key thrusts of your strategy to integrate ICT in secondary schooling? • What regulations/ processes • What is the right timing and need to be addressed? milestones? • How can coordination be • How and when should you ensured and who should assess outcomes? have authority/ responsibility over it? Start simple and demand driven Identity and coordinate with ecosystem Formulate strategy and identify outcomes 15 Copyright © 2009 Accenture All Rights Reserved. advancing specific skills like math etc…? • Which ICT tools are most appropriate to meet that need? Identify the ecosystem • Who is involved in promoting. Key Questions for India Identify the need • What is the main objective to promote the use of ICT. bridging the digital divide. e.Accenture Research ICT tools are more likely to unfold their innovative capacity if applied in a strategic way.

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