(Executive Summary) How New Technologies Are Transforming Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
The COVID-19 pandemic was a turning point that had profound implications for the education system. One of the main measures taken by governments to control the spread of the disease was the closure of in-person classes at educational establishments. Furthermore, Latin America and the Caribbean was the region that kept its schools closed for the longest period, in whole or in part: 70 teaching weeks between February 2020 and March 2022, far exceeding the global average of 41 weeks.
As we examine the impact and potential of various key technologies in this report, it is important to understand that we are dealing with an interconnected ecosystem that is growing in complexity and scale. Advances in one area, such as Artificial Intelligence or Automation, are fed back and amplified in constructive collaboration with others, such as Big Data or the Internet of Things, resulting in a multiplier effect on value generation. This report aims to highlight how this technological interconnection is reshaping the economic and social context in LAC, providing an analysis that goes beyond the current situation to forecast how new technologies will continue to shape the region over the next decade.