News on ICT in Education
Highlight: Public-Private Partnerships
A prolonged economic recession, limited resources and a shift in how companies are approaching Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is reshaping the dynamics of traditional Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).
Through projects such as K∙science, UNESCO Bangkok becomes a catalyst for collaboration between public and private sectors of countries in Asia and the Pacific.
News and Events
UNESCO Bangkok has been promoting different internal opportunities to relate with the private sector and increase a constructive dialogue. For instance, on 11 September UNESCO Bangkok held a staff seminar specifically on “Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Effective Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)”, inviting representatives from Diago, Microsoft and Cisco. The representatives shared their experiences and lessons they have learned about what it takes to develop effective public-private partnerships.
Worlddidac Asia 2013 will connect 120 leading brands of educational materials and technologies from 25 countries with 12,000 educators, purchasing executives, and academics from across ASEAN. The event will be held 9-11 October 2013 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently highlighted the role that information communication technologies (ICTs) – including youth-driven social media platforms – play in combating poverty and advancing development worldwide.
Mobile and emerging technologies is transforming learning & teaching in unimaginable and surprising ways. What do you need to know and master in order to stay ahead? Join and learn from 50 over expert speakers at the MobiLearnAsia 2013 Conference held from 2-3 October at Suntec Convention Center in Singapore.
Programmes & Projects
Computers, notepads and mobile phones may not be the first thing you think about when picturing a class room in Africa. But ICTs will increasingly find their way into African education systems, says Marc Bernal, regional advisor for Africa of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). This is why, he adds, we need to start training African statisticians so that they are able to report accurate indicators that will enable us to get good statistics on the spread of ICT in education in Africa.
This article mainly focuses on PPP with ICT from social and economic development perspectives. However, the authors well illustrate social and economic factors of what government and private sector are interested in as well as new collaborative opportunities for both public and private sector in areas of PPP in ICT-supported education (e-learning) which can provide different yet innovative views for experts in education sector.
This paper, published by the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), is examining multi-stakeholder partnerships in the context of e-schools initiatives.
This article, published by Edudemic, lists a lot of different options for online professional development for teachers. From online graduate courses that are a part of M.Ed. programs to one off PD courses to MOOCs, there are a ton of options out there.
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