ICTs have enabled education to cross over into a new paradigm that has also at the same time, brought to the fore new problems and new issues, for example, the increasing overlaps between ICT uses for education and training in formal and non-formal contexts, the impact of transnational education, the emergence of oligopolies in e-learning. On the other side, human capital development through education is the key to ICT development.
While celebrating the launching of the Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2007/2008 edition in December in Kuala Lumpur, participants were invited to invest money in different areas that they considered as important for engagement to influence change. The result was: Put more money in education!
To this end, the overall theme of the 2009/2010 edition will be devoted to ICT and education; six chapters are expected to cover its different dimensions (Millennium Development Goals, distance education, ICT and non-formal education, capacity building, private-public partnership in ICT for education, knowledge and innovation).