Creating an Online Tool for Assessing the Readiness of Teacher Training Colleges in Developing Countries to Implement the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers:  A Design and Development Study

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Virginia Tech


Information and Communications Technology play prominent roles in all aspects of human life today. School curricula is continually being revised to take advantage of the opportunities that ICTs offer to improve teaching and learning. Using the tool development type of design and development research, this study translates the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (UNESCO ICT-CFT) into an online survey that is capable of detecting if computer labs of teacher training colleges in developing countries have the capability to be used to train teachers to exhibit the UNESCO ICT competencies. By employing design and development techniques of expert review and field tests, an online tool was developed that was able to provide feedback on the capability of selected computer labs to be used as centers for training teachers on the UNESCO ICT-CFT. This report provides a detailed account of the tool development process, including expert review and field tests.



Developing Countries, Competency Framework for Teachers