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Published: Saturday, 9 June 2012
UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning

Today there are over 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO is enthusiastic about their potential to improve and facilitate learning, particularly in communities where educational opportunities are scarce. This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere.

Published: Sunday, 18 March 2012
Virtual School Project linking schools in Canada, China, Korea and Philippines

The KFIT International School Project (KISP) was initiated to provide teachers and students with an opportunity to expand their local boundaries and collaborate with other groups internationally in developing inter-cultural projects. The project connects schools from four countries (Canada, China, Korea, Philippines) to engage in project-based learning locally and internationally. The project was formally launched on 5 March 2012 at UNESCO Bangkok through an online meeting and video conference of all collaborating Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) and schools (teachers and students who will take part in KISP), held via Skype.

Published: Sunday, 30 October 2011
UNESCO Launchs ICT Competency Framework for Teachers

UNESCO in partnership with industry leaders and global subject experts has elaborated the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers which sets out the competencies required to teach effectively. This current version of the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers is a 2011 update of the original version published in 2008, and is the result of the successful continued partnership between UNESCO and CISCO, INTEL, ISTE and Microsoft.

Published: Tuesday, 14 June 2011
©UNESCO/Darryl EvansComputer lesson, South Africa

This summit which took place from 8-10 June was organised by UNESCO (Teacher Policy and Development Section) and a variety of other organisations including Kennisnet from the Netherlands. It brought together some 120 prominent stakeholders to examine the impact of evidence and dissemination strategies on future ICT policies and practices globally.

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