Useful Resources for Teachers and Learners
The use of ICTs in education has become very widespread over the last decade, and there are many significant initiatives in e-learning and m-learning across the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) does not pretend to maintain expertise in all aspects of ICT and education, but it is focusing its main proactive energies on the use of ICTs to support skills development and entrepreneurship. We do, though, respond to members needs and requests for assistance and advice in other aspects of the use of ICTs in education/learning, and participate actively in international dialogues in this area. The CTO, for example, chairs the ITU’s m-Powering Development Initiative Working Group on m-Education.
One of the requests that we often receive from members is for advice about the various available sources of existing learning content that they might use or adapt for use in their own contexts, particularly for primary and secondary education. Whilst we strongly encourage people to develop their own local content that reflects their needs, cultures and contexts, there are indeed numerous good sources of such content, many of which are free and can be adapted to suit such needs. This page is designed to provide links to some of the most valuable such primary and secondary educational resources that teachers and learners might find to be of use (click on the + signed boxes below to access links; resources are listed alphabetically). For further resources and mobile apps relating to our six priority areas do visit the relevant specific parts of our site via our Priority Areas front page.
Resources available from our members are particularly highlighted through the use of their logos where appropriate.
The following section provides links to some of the broadcast material, also available online, that offers learning opportunities through edutainment:
This page of the CTO’s site is a ‘project in progress’. Do please recommend high quality resources that you would like to see added, by completing our contact form. We are most grateful to the following for their advice and suggestions: Enrico Calandro, Dalila Coelho, Kaire Holmen, Shipra Sharma, Anand Sheombar, Laurent Straskraba, John Traxler, and Paul West