Turkey is embarking on one of the world’s largest educational technology projects: putting tablet computers in the hands of every student from grade 5 to 12, and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. Though massive in its planned scope, the goals and approach of Turkey’s FATIH Project (The Movement to Enhance Opportunities and Improve Technology) are little understood. The objective of this brief is to analyze FATIH through the lens of ongoing and previous international, large-scale ICT in education experiences, and to use those experiences to suggest ways in which this important investment in educational technology can lead to the best possible learning outcomes for all students in Turkey.
Turkey's FATIH project
A plan to conquer the digital divide or a technological leap of faith?
Pouezevara, S., Dincer, A., Kipp, S., & Sariisik, Y. (2013). Turkey's FATIH project: A plan to conquer the digital divide or a technological leap of faith? Research Triangle Park, NC & Istanbul, Turkey: RTI International & Education Reform Initiative (ERI).