The Education sector recently published a new book “Transforming Education: The Power of ICT Policies”. The result of a programme of studies, consultation and exchange on policies, this publication aims at providing useful information on contemporary challenges for and approaches to public policies in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education.
Indeed, ICT in schools are seen by education policy-makers as an opportunity. Yet, once policy-makers consider making (...)
11 - 12 November 2011
University of California, Berkeley, USA
The Ubiquitous Learning Conference is an inclusive forum for the examination of how new technologies impact the practices and possibilities of learning. It considers the ways in which these technologies might benefit learning not only in the classroom but well beyond the times and places traditionally considered the purview of education.
The arrival of new technologies does not mean that learning has to change; (...)
INTED2012(6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference) will be an international forum to present and share your experiences in the fields of Technology, Education, Development and International Collaboration.
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 24 November 2011.
Web address: http://www.inted2012.org
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This publication investigates and analyzes examples of how governments and individuals leverage ICTs when planning for and providing Non Formal Education (NFE). This style of learning offers previously excluded adults and children the opportunity to reach educational goals outside of a traditional classroom setting. This essay examines current practices as a way to realize the ambition of truly living in a "knowledge society." Download / (...)
In the framework of their collaboration aiming to jointly develop a series of learning programmes in the field of knowledge management, UNITAR and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have developed the course Innovative Collaboration for Development, an e-learning course on social media tools.
UNITAR is pleased to announce the opening of registrations of a special session, taking place from 25 July to 23 September 2011. A maximum of 40 participants will be (...)
Khan Academy is an educational website that, as its tagline puts it, aims to let anyone “learn almost anything—for free.” Students, or anyone interested enough to surf by, can watch some 2,400 videos in which the site’s founder, Salman Khan, chattily discusses principles of math, science, and economics (with a smattering of social science topics thrown in).
The videos are decidedly lo-fi, even crude: Generally seven to 14 minutes long, they consist of a voice-over by Khan describing a (...)
Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO have published “A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources”. The guide is prepared by Neil Butcher (SAIDE)
This Guide comprises three sections. The first – a summary of the key issues – is presented in the form of a set of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’. Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. (...)
The paper presents a new ICT Maturity Model that provides a developmental framework for education institutions in low-income countries. The Model is unique in defining the ICT infrastructure resource levels required to achieve primary organizational objectives expressed in the form of student learning outcomes. The paper outlines the eight levels of the Maturity Model, which show management, teaching and technical staff, and donors how to make most efficient use of ICT resources by (...)