UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Has ICT a Role in Educational Reform?

The use of ICT is central to practice in most areas of professional life - for example, surgeons regularly conduct life-saving operations over the Internet from distant locations.  Young people live their lives in a digital world, and the Internet is their first destination for information and for social interaction. In general, the learning experience of young people can be enhanced and enriched through the appropriate use of technology and digital resources. If the learning process and the environment within which learning occurs reflect the ways these young people engage with technology outside of formal schooling, it would seem logical that learning would be a more engaging, interesting and intellectually stimulating experience.  Evidence exists that access to high- quality online content not only enriches learning and helps to deliver curricular objectives, but also raises motivation levels, which can ultimately contribute to better student achievement.