“Mainstreaming ICT-enabled learning innovation in Europe: Challenges and opportunities”

This presentation will draw upon a meta-study on the implementation strategies of seven cases of ICT-enabled learning innovations with a particular focus on lessons learnt about their sustainability, scalability and systemic impact. Three of the cases come from Europe (eTwinning, 1:1 Learning and Hellerup School) and four from Asian countries (e-Learning Pilot Scheme in Hong Kong SAR, Knowledge Construction with Technology (CoREF) in Japan, Third Masterplan for ICT in Education (mp3) in Singapore and Digital Textbook project in South Korea.

The synthesis of the case study findings reveal that the core dimensions of an innovation for learning ¾nature of the innovation, phase of implementation, access level, targeted stakeholders, and impact area¾interact and are interdependent. The contexts of the innovations are complex, and the starting points and pathways of change and scalability observed are extremely diverse. The observed characteristics are aligned with an ecological model of change and innovation rather than classical models where scaling involves the propagation of well-tested prototypes or solutions. Based on this analysis, a number of policy recommendations for the further mainstreaming of ICT-enabled innovation for learning in Europe are proposed based on an online consultation of almost 150 experts.