The Future of Mobile Learning

Description of Presentation

This report is part of the UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning. The Series seeks to better understand how mobile technologies can be used to improve educational access, equity and quality around the world.

This webinar will present an overview of the Future of Mobile Learning Report.  Four Grand Challenges, all anchored in UNESCO’s Education for All agenda, are presented as a frame for evaluating and supporting the future development of mobile learning. The underpinning rationale is to enable mobile learning for all through the equity of provision and opportunity. To address this, a two-pronged approach is presented which focuses on (i) mobile learning as a diverse ecosystem that relies on the cooperation of various entities both public and private, and (ii) significantly increasing practitioner training on the design of mobile learning interventions.

Niall Winters

Dr. Niall Winters is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Technologies for Development at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London. His main research interest is in the participatory design of mobile learning interventions in the majority world. His current projects focus on the mobile-based training of healthcare professionals - including nurses, community health workers and veterinary officers - in East Africa.

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