Remarks made in the preceding chapters in this section, in addition to some personal observations, are converged towards a conclusion about the success or failure of the policies developed, and to suggest a path toward the future. In general, the higher the economic level in a region the more that an explicit policy focus on IT and education is fading. Using IT in education is becoming more implicit and incorporated in a broader policy context, especially around needed qualifications and competencies of citizens in a knowledge society. There is a lack of convincing evaluation and assessment results that show the impact of the policies. Perhaps it will only be when both informal and formal learning are considered that the potential of IT for the transformation of learning will be achieved.


Core technologies complementary technologies Economic development levels Implicit policy explicit policy Formal learning Informal learning Transformation IT policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jef Moonen
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  1. 1.Moonen & Collis Learning Technology ConsultantsRekkenThe Netherlands

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