Participate in Mobile Learning Week 2020!
Article published on 24-08-2020
UNESCO’s mobile learning programme examines the ways connected, easily portable and increasingly affordable information and communication technology (ICT) can improve education and accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
In the past decade, mobile technology has reached the furthest corners of the planet, opening new opportunities for teaching and learning, including in communities where traditional educational services are scarce.
UNESCO works to help governments understand and harness the power of this technology to make learning more inclusive, more accessible and more equitable across life. It puts forward policy recommendations
and shares best practices, drawing on the careful analysis of mobile learning initiatives implemented around the world. UNESCO also leads by example, launching field projects to test the viability of using technology to expand literacy, support teachers, empower women and girls, and enlarge learning pathways for refugees and other marginalized populations.
Each year UNESCO organizes Mobile Learning Week
, the United Nation’s flagship ICT in education conference, to share best practices across regions and expand the emerging knowledge base of how technology can further national and international goals for education.
The online edition of Mobile Learning Week 2020 will be held from 12 to 15 October, and is devoted to the theme of "Beyond Disruption: Technology Enabled Learning Futures". MLW 2020 is set against the backdrop of COVID-19 education disruption and response, and will shine a light on prospects for technology-enabled futures of learning. Event registration and a call for workshop, symposium and innovations presentations are open! Proposals must be received by Monday, 14 September 2020 (midnight, Paris time). Details available here