The Pacific eLearning Observatory (PELO) research project at USP was set up to monitor the development of information and communication technologies (ICT) in secondary and tertiary education in the 12 USP member nations.
The objective is to provide a needs analysis with quantitative and analytic information for stakeholders, including educators, policy-makers, and the Distance & Flexible Support Centre at USP to aid them in their strategic planning and service delivery.
The research tracks development indicators from the 12 USP member nations including:
• Infrastructure development, including equipment installation
• Internet access and network penetration
• Government capacity-building projects
• Curriculum revisions relating to ICT in schools
• Teacher training and professional development programmes
• Policies related to ICT
• Stakeholder networking
The Survey on ICT in Education in the South Pacific has been completed.
The survey asked 60 ICT and education experts across the region for their opinions on ICT in education, ICT and Internet access levels, its current status in the Pacific, the perceived challenges to growth, and recent developments.
The PELO site contains brief country reports for 11 of the 12 countries being studied.