ICT in Education A View From UNESCO.

UNESCO - its country and regional offices as well as institutes ––in collaboration with its partners, develops resources that can help countries elaborate effective ICTs in education policies, strategies and activities. This includes ensuring that strategies meet the challenges caused by the digital divide and the most disadvantaged populations.

Its programme includes:
  • Capacity building and policy advice for the use of technologies in education, particularly in emerging domains such as mobile learning
  • Ensuring that teachers have the skills necessary to use ICTs in all aspects of their professional practice  through tools such as the  ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT CFT)
  • Supporting the use and development of multilingual educational resources and software which are available for use and re-use as a result of open licenses (open educational resources – OER; free and open source software – FOSS)
  • Promoting ICTs for inclusive education, including for persons with disabilities and gender equality
  • Collecting statistics and developing indicators on the use of ICTs in education
  • Providing policy support to ensure that the potential of ICTs are harnessed effectively throughout the education system.
The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), based in Moscow, specializes in information exchange, research and training on the integration of ICTs in education.
UNESCO’s Bangkok office is notably involved in ICTs for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
UNESCO works with the educational community worldwide – Ministries of Education, specialised institutions, teachers, and of course learners - to effectively leverage the potential of ICTs in order to benefit quality teaching and learning.

Source: http://en.unesco.org/themes/ict-education
Vid source: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K8tTJZw59Fc

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