UNESCO IITE at Mobile Learning Week 2015
UNESCO IITE took a part in UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education event, organized in partnership with UN Women – Mobile Learning Week 2015 (MLW 2015), held at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris on 23-27 February 2015. The MLW 2015 theme was Leveraging Technology to Empower Women and Girls. The Program included events, organized in four different formats: workshops to build the capacity of mobile learning practitioners; two-day Symposium, Policy Forum and Research Seminar focused on the discussion of various issues within the main MLW 2015 theme. At one of the Breakout Sessions of the Symposium - the centerpiece of the Mobile Learning Week 2015, UNESCO IITE Officer-In-Charge Alexander Khoroshilov gave the presentation “Developing the Mobile Geo-Communication Environment of UNESCO IITE-ASPnet’s Learning for the Future (LFF) Project”. During the Exhibition, complemented the Symposium, UNESCO IITE disseminated information on its activities, demonstrated and distributed to MLW 2015 participants over 500 copies of its 28 publications on various ICT in education issues. MLW 2015 brought together over 1000 experts from more than 70 countries, including policy-makers, project managers, educators and fellows. The Mobile Learning Week served as a platform to identify existing obstacles to the quality education for all, exchange of ideas on how to overcome them and demonstrate the most effective solutions. Participants studied experience of different countries in mobile learning and discussed how mobile technologies and devices – from basic handsets to the newest tablet computers – can help to solve problems of gender inequality in education and can be leveraged to accelerate high quality education for women and girls.
More information on the event can be found at the MLW and Media Services web-pages of UNESCO.