Highlight: Low-tech education
Science in the classroom: In defence of low-tech education
For most of us, the idea of an effective education in a modern classroom immediately evokes the use of computers and electronics in the classroom. The author of this article describes how he uses both high and low-tech methods to teach astronomy and physics in his own classes.
Low-cost audio computer helps NGO in its development work
Literacy Bridge aims to improve the livelihoods of impoverished families through comprehensive programmes that provide on-demand access to locally relevant knowledge. At the heart of the programmes is the Talking Book – an innovative low-cost audio computer designed for the learning needs of illiterate populations living in the poorest areas in the world.
Low-tech high creativity in the classroom
Technology continues to challenge educators to make creative media to engage students. But these face a number of limitations, from budget to resources. This article demonstrates interesting low-tech approaches to foster creativity in the classroom.
News and Events
Policy makers share their experiences on ICT in Education during Ministerial Forum in Bangkok
For the past two years, the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok and Intel Cooperation co-organized Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forums on ICT in Education (AMFIE) for policy makers to present challenges and updates on innovative policy making practices. This year with cooperation of the Thai Ministry of Education, the 3rd Forum was held under the theme “The Power of ICT in Education Policies: Implications for Educational Practices” from 9-11 September 2012 in Bangkok.
UNESCO Bangkok and Korean YTN Science TV kick-off project on sharing Education TV contents
UNESCO Bangkok and YTN Science TV recently met to kick-off the Education and Science TV Contents Sharing Project in Asia and the Pacific. The main purpose of this joint effort is to bring quality science education broadcast materials to the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Statisticians gather in Seoul to discuss ICT4E indicators
From 5 to 7 September 2012, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and KERIS (Korea Education and Research Information Service) hosted a regional workshop for 26 Asia-Pacific countries in Seoul, Republic of Korea, to train national statisticians on ICT in Education (ICT4E) statistics to broaden the collection and improve the quality of available ICT4E indicators.
Call for participation: Telecollaboration workshop for teacher educators to facilitate project-based learning and collaboration
UNESCO is organizing a telecollaboration workshop for teacher educators to facilitate project-based learning and collaboration with their peers from 7-9 November 2012 in Bangkok. Teacher educators from Asia and Pacific countries interested in participating in the workshop may contact us.
UNESCO Director-General promotes the power of broadband for education and content sharing
The annual meeting of the Commission for Digital Development was held on Sunday, 23 September 2012, in New York, with the participation of Carlos Slim, President of the Carlos Slim Foundation, Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary-General and around sixty commissioners including entrepreneur and economist Muhammad Yunus, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Josh Nesbit founder of Medic Mobile.
Towards knowledge societies for peace and sustainable development: UNESCO seeks contributions to open consultations
Your ideas for the 2013 WSIS+10 review event count: join online discussions to jointly prepare the first WSIS+10 review event, which will bring together governments, civil society, the private sector and international organizations to discuss key knowledge societies topics. The event will also review WSIS developments, discuss current and future knowledge society trends and formulate post-2015 recommendations.
ICT in Education for Rural Development (iERD) project launched
The International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED) in Beijing has developed a project “ICT in education for rural development (iERD) - Good and best practices” with three partners to tap potential of ICT in rural education and development.
APCICT convenes ICTD experts to strengthen programme monitoring and evaluation
Regional experts from government, academia, civil society and the private sector, and the United Nations hub for ICT for development (ICTD) gathered to enhance monitoring and evaluation tools for ICTD capacity building programmes.
COL Certificate for teachers’ ICT integration
This free eLearning course consisting of four core modules and six elective modules helps teachers to acquire skills and competencies on ICT in teaching and management. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) developed CCTI in collaboration with SchoolNet SA.
How can we reach more learners, more effectively, and with greater impact?
“Game Changers: Education and Information Technologies“ provides interesting contributions on more than 45 different topics ranging from IT innovations for education to distance learning. Many cases are presented based on examples of US universities.
Enhancing teachers' ICT capacity for the 21st century learning environment: Three cases of teacher education in Korea
This paper aims to explore new educational approaches to enhance teachers' ICT capabilities in the 21st century learning environment in Korea.
Transforming teacher education with public software
The film “Transforming Teacher Education with Public Software” produced by IT for Change and UNESCO, discusses the integration of ICTs into teacher education and has a special focus on building ‘Teachers Communities of Learning and Practice’ in Karnataka, India.
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