23.07.2010 -

ICTs in Education Prize: Call for nominations

"Digital Literacy: Preparing Adult Learners for Lifelong Learning and Flexible Employment" is the theme of the 2010 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education. Funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the US$50,000 prize is divided equally between two winners. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2010.

Every year, this prize rewards projects and activities that demonstrate best practice as well as creative use of ICTs to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance. This year's theme highlights the critical role of adult education in the development of an inclusive, participatory and sustainable society. Moreover, UNESCO wishes to show its commitment to a comprehensive vision of learning at all ages and to stress the significant value that ICT can add to adult learning of all types.

 

Submissions must reach UNESCO via the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions for UNESCO, or via international non-governmental organizations that maintain formal relations with the Organization.

 

Prize winners will be selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the basis of recommendations made by an international jury. Winners will be celebrated at an award ceremony on 12 January 2011 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

 

The 2009 Prize was awarded to the Rector of Moscow Institute of Open Education and to Jordan's Ministry of Information and Communications Technology for their contribution to the professional development of teachers.




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