INDEXING GLOBAL EDUCATION: The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a 568-page report, "Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators," which aims to assess the state of education in the 34 countries belonging to the organization.
Among many other topics, the report touched on education technology in describing students' access to and proficiency with the Internet. (Stats around technology usage and training start in Section D8.) The OECD found that 40 percent of respondents had first accessed the Internet between ages 7 and 9, and almost all respondents had done so by the age of 15. Troublingly, the OECD found that demand for Internet access and instructional computers rose between 2009 and 2012, but the average student-to-computer ratio remained between 4:1 and 5:1 across all countries.
The OECD has planned a public briefing to unpack the report's findings at 11 am ET November 24.