Highlight: ICT in Non Formal Education
Connected Community Learning Centres
In Asia and Pacific, there are more than 100,000 Community learning centre (CLC) and similar education centres providing various learning programmes such as literacy, post-literacy, income generation, life skill, and basic education with the support of the government, NGOs, and private sectors. The purpose of CLC is to empower individuals and promote community development.
News and Events
ICTs in Education Prize: Call for Nominations
Educating Youth for Responsible Global Digital Citizenship is the theme of the 2011 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 16 April 2012.
UNESCO Bangkok is kicking off the KFIT International School Project (KISP)
With generous support from the Korean-Funds-In-Trust (KFIT), the KFIT International School Project (KISP) was initiated to provide teachers and students with an opportunity to collaborate with other groups beyond their local boundaries in developing international and inter-cultural projects. The project connects schools from four countries to engage in the three-phase project-based learning.
UNESCO launches a meeting report on accessible ICTs for students with disabilities
UNESCO, jointly with Microsoft Corporation, launched the report on Accessible ICTs and Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities at the International Conference on Assistive Technology and Persons with Disabilities in San Diego, USA.
Safer Internet Day: Promoting safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones
Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar and the ninth edition of the event, celebrated on 7 February 2012, was another huge success. With a theme of ‘Connecting generations and educating each other’ and a slogan of ‘discover the digital world together...safely!’, the day focused on the reach of the online world across all generations and cultures, and encouraged families to work together to stay safe online.
Establishment of a Public Software Centre in India
UNESCO Delhi, in cooperation with IT for Change, supported the creation of Public Software Centre (PSC) to work pro-actively with the public education system at the policy and programme level, to guide ICT Projects in their design, development and implementation and to work with governments to formalize these experiences through public education software policies.
Australia escalates US$2.56 billion digital education revolution
Australia’s foray into a “Digital Education Revolution” has picked up momentum with nearly one million computers already installed in Australian schools. Computers will soon outnumber students.
Programmes & Projects
Community Multimedia Centres: Empowering marginalized communities in Nepal
The recently concluded International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) project in Nepal, ‘Building Bridges: Communication for Empowerment in Nepal’, saw the establishment of two community multimedia centres (CMCs) at the community radio stations Radio Kapilabastu and Radio Today.
Village teacher training via video conferencing
This essay illustrates a short-lived project in rural villages in Mexico and challenges the project team faced. Three organisations partnered to train undereducated teachers on a project designed to bring Internet access to rural villages in Mexico. Local schoolteachers, many of whom had not received any training beyond a standard high school diploma, were to be trained by experts via videoconferencing.
Use of ICTs in non-formal education
This essay on the use of ICTs in non-formal education provides a perspective on how ICTs are increasingly being used in the community in general to make available information and learning to a larger target group outside of the formal school system.
PISA: Are boys and girls ready for the digital age?
This brief 'PISA in Focus' report compares the performance of 15-year-old girls and boys in digital reading tests.
NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition
This report describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education.
Fast Car: Travelling safely around the world
This game aims to provide young people with accurate and reliable information about HIV prevention, intending to educate and entertain as well as promoting healthy behaviour. In this game, the player can race on circuits on five continents, and virtually visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Telling tales from Southeast Asia and Korea
Aimed to multiply actual practices of telling stories in classroom, this collection presents video clips of 26 folktales (both in English and national languages) plus 2 new stories created by the participating storytellers from Korea and 11 Southeast Asian countries.
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