How Technology is Influencing Education in the Developing World

A few decades ago, the gap in technological engagement in the developed, developing, and undeveloped world was a massive barrier to advancement for entire populations. More recently we’ve seen how the creation of cheap handheld devices has opened up the world to technology like never before, with businesses, schools and society in general all benefiting.

Technology is useful in a lot of ways, but perhaps the most important to impoverished communities is how readily available information is; this allows individuals and institutions in a underdeveloped country to acquire information on par with what a developed country has at hand, meaning that education and expertise has the potential to reach the same level in any place as anywhere else. This democratisation of information is likely to have a massive impact on our society, how education is handled around the world, and how opportunity is distributed around the world.