G-STIC 2018 confirmed that innovation and technology have an important role to play to expand both access to education and the quality of the education being provided in the developing world. G-STIC 2018, therefore, looked in detail at technological challenges for teacher training, and how technological innovations can support and stimulate a pedagogical transformation in higher education.
Technology must be tailored to specific populations that may vary by language, usable infrastructure, and end-user adaptations. Context and adaptation are essential for reaching marginalized populations, and thereby reaching the SDGs through improved learning and education.
Technological innovations in education should be encouraged by educational institutions, legislators and government at-large by providing an open space for such innovation and not limiting it by restrictive standards and regulations.