The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science, technology and innovation, culture, and communication & information . Some of the entries contain translations in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Other entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Results 43 - 48 of 139 for communication & information tag
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Education that is designed to develop learners’ general knowledge, skills and competencies and literacy and numeracy skills, often to prepare students ...
Programmes and channels dedicated to different genres and aimed to attract a large, diverse audience, generally characterized by a high degree of substitutability ...
Person who, during the reference school or academic year, has successfully completed an education programme.
Range of services implemented by educational institutions in order to ensure permanence and performance of facilities for operating ICT-assisted instruction ...
Programmes or instructional systems that use ICT (Internet, radio sets, television sets, personal computers, audiovisual material or print material to ...