Status of ICT Integration in Education in Southeast Asian Countries. By Bunyamin Maftuh SEAMEO Secretariat. What is SEAMEO ?. Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was establi s hed o n 30 November 1965 as a chartered international organization. SEAMEO Purposes.
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Status of ICT Integration in Education in Southeast Asian Countries
By Bunyamin Maftuh
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was established on 30 November 1965 as a chartered international organization
To promote cooperation among Southeast Asian nations through education, science and culture
Lao PDR (1965)
Thailand (1965) Cambodia (1971)
Brunei Darussalam (1984)
New Zealand (1974)
International Council for Open and Distance Education, Norway (1999)
University of Tsukuba, Japan (2009)
British Council, England (2010)
TROPMED Network (TROPMED Malaysia,
TROPMED Philippines, TROPMED Thailand)
VOCTECH (Brunei Darussalam)
SEAMEO Secretariat and SEAMEO VOCTECH conducted a preliminary survey on the status of ICT integration in education in the 11 SEAMEO Member Countries.
How has ICT been integrated in education among the countries in Southeast Asia?
What are the strengths and capacities of these countries to integrate ICT in education?
What are the ICT in education best practices in these countries and how can they be shared among the countries in Southeast Asia?
ICT in the national curriculum;
Teaching and learning pedagogies;
Evaluation and research.
Emerging - have just started their ICT in education journey;
Applying - have developed a new understanding of the contribution of ICT to learning;
Infusing - have integrated ICT into existing teaching, learning and administrative practices and policies; and
Transforming - have used ICT to support new ways of teaching, learning and administration.
Stages of ICT Integration in Education
See Table 1
Group 1 Countries
Group 2 Countries
Group 3 Countries
Three Groups of SEA Countries in the Stage of ICT integration
Holistic approach towards the development of the national ICT in education plans and policies.
Provision of professional development to staff at all levels in the education system with a greater emphasis on the pedagogical aspect of ICT integration.
Emphasis on ICT in national curriculum and assessment.
Sharing and transfer of ICT in education best practices and lessons learnt among SEAMEO Member Countries, and among schools and provinces/states in the country.
Support of Group 3 countries’ ICT in education efforts through partnerships.
Planning for evaluation and research of ICT in education.