World Links for Development Program in Latin America: An Insight on Internet in the Classroom

Jorge H. Gutiérrez

Abstract


The World Links for Development (WorLD) program, initiative launched by the World Bank in 1997, has assisted developing countries in bridging the “digital divide”, by providing schools and Ministries of Education with the necessary technologies, skills, and educational resources to prepare their youth to participate in the global knowledge economy. This article presents the WorLD program experience in the Latin American region. Special attention is given to the description of the components at the core of the WorLD program, its Teacher Professional Development Program in the use of the Internet in the Classroom.

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