International Conference
ICTs in Teacher Education: Policy, OER and Partnership

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November 15-16, 2010 St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

The main purpose of the International Conference is to provide a space for reflection on strategies, trends and practices of integration of ICT-enhanced innovations into teacher development and programmes for achieving high-quality education for all (EFA) goals in the UNESCO Member States.

It will become the platform to discuss the findings of the research and analysis, as well as for close cooperation and constructive dialogue to exchange experiences and develop joint recommendations for policy and decision makers in order to facilitate ICT-based approaches in teacher training and curriculum development.

Working Session 1: From Open Educational Resources to Open Educational Practices.
International experts will discuss the current situation in open educational resources, the issues related to development, use, distribution of open resources, as well as copyright. It is expected that the session participants will elaborate recommendations on promotion of OER, copyright and other emerging issues to the Member States, especially CIS states.
Venue: Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (map)

Working Session 2: Establishing Partnership between IITE and UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs on ICTs in Education.
UNESCO Chairs working in the field of ICT application in education and distance learning are invited. Main objective is to establish a network of the UNESCO Chairs.
Venue: State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (map)

Working Session 3: Innovative technologies and resources in education: key trends and prospects for partnership.
This session will be focused on discussion of the use of emerging technologies in education: cloud computing, mobile learning, etc. Key experts of IT companies and leading professionals are invited. The session will provide an opportunity for establishing partnerships between IT companies and universities.
Venue: State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (map)

Special event:
During the Conference, a round table will be organized for three to five leading universities to discuss possible cooperation in establishing the International Master Degree programme on ICT in education for teachers.

Conference co-organizers

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia State University of Aerospace Instrumentation State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Conference partner