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Celebrating Innovative ICT in Education Practices: From Idea to Impact

Imperial Queen's Park Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand
24-26 June 2008

UNESCO's special event to celebrate the spirit of innovation was a great success, according to the feedback from about 100 participants. The four-in-one meeting included:

  • An award ceremony to recognize the winners of the UNESCO ICT in Education Innovation Awards;
  • A market place/exhibition to showcase and share innovative ICT in education initiatives and projects from public and private sectors;
  • Key players' meeting to share information and explore potential for collaboration;
  • Training workshops for teacher educators and teachers on two ICT in education modules.

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Feedback from participants:

I wanted to thank you ... for organizing such an engaging and stimulating event last week. The mix of activities was really good and the opportunity to meet with educators from the region and spend time discussing with them was really valuable.
David Fairbairn-Day
Promethean International

I would like to personally express my gratefulness for the opportunity to be part of UNESCO's activities. I just realized that it is very important for us administrators to see innovations from the eyes of the teachers, without much ado about the financial side of it. Everything has its attached cost, and of course its benefits. Now I know education is costly but innovations are needed. We will try what we can to inject these innovations in our locale.
Mark Lemuel Garcia
Bukidnon State University, Philippines

It was a very good exposure for me at Bangkok. All three days were memorable. Thank you very much for your support and cooperation.
Arunasree Ganti
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Public School, India

I would like to congratulate [UNESCO] once again for the well organized event. As a beginner in the field of education, I was really excited for getting an opportunity to become a part of it.
Dhanya Krishnan
Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), India

I will apply these ideas into my teaching for pre-service and in-service teachers so that they can know how many creative ideas there are from all over the world.
Hyeonjin Kim
Korea National University of Education

We will set up an IT centre in the university to showcase all the innovative ideas applicable in our region. The IT centre will serve as a learning and training centre on ICT applications, particularly to improve teaching at all levels.
Rogelio D. Colting
President, Benguet State University, Philippines

New technology + new educational ideas = innovative education
Wang Songzan
China Welfare Institute Children's Palace, China

And the hard work from everybody has not been wasted - everyone left happy. On my part, I am glad to have been an encourager and to get people to really go to the real heart of teaching and learning - with and without ICT.
Debbie Tan
Workshop Trainer, SMK Seksyen 5 Wangsa Maju, Malaysia