International Information Technology Statistics

There are a plethora of sources containing this type of information. Try these: The ITU (International Telecommunication Union), a UN organization that publishes such titles as Measuring the Information Society 2012 with selected country profiles, 2013 ICT in Facts and Figures, Time Series by Country (2002-2012) along with links to national telecommunication agencies; the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2013 including its “Networked Readiness Index” for all countries; Internet World Stats Usage and Population Statistics, updated quarterly; Akami’s State of the Internet Report, also updated quarterly (free registration required); OECD’s Internet section containing OECD Internet Economy Outlook, OECD Key ICT Indicators, and dozens of reports; and the World Bank’s Knowledge Assessment Methodology 2012 featuring the “Knowledge Economy Index” of countries based on 146 variables. For some indicators of the use of educational technology in education on an international level, one can consult both the PIRLS Encyclopedia and the TIMMS Encyclopedia; both of these works have embedded in them educational use of IT/ICT in selected countries. A recent major report should be consulted – International Experiences with Technology in Education – sponsored by major stakeholders. In addition, you can also peruse the Proceedings of the International Educational Technology Conference from 2001 to the present. For the United States, facts on use of edtech are at the NCES; some relevant reports include: Educational Technology in U.S. Public Schools: Fall 2008; and Teachers Use of Education Technology in U.S. Public Schools: 2009; also look  the Information & Communications section of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. OECD Broadband Portal offers updated statistics on rates of adoption.

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