The platform “E-Library for teachers” is a joint project developed by UNESCO IITE and a global leading creator of Internet communities NetDragon Websoft Holdings (NetDragon). Its main purpose is to support the ongoing growth and capacity building of teachers by boosting teacher ICT competency development, providing educators with advanced digital resources and AI-based educational solutions, and strengthening teaching networks. This platform is available in three languages (English, Russian, Arabic) and aims to support educators at a global level with a focus on Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, CIS countries, and the Middle East.
This platform represents a hub that serves as a resource and training center for teachers around the globe with open education resources. Partners from Beijing Normal University (BNU), the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Autodesk, Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), and Go-Lab immensely contributed to the development of this platform by providing their continuous support and granting access to their resources and tools. With their help, the E-Library for Teachers reached a wider range of local communities and expanded its activities.
This platform also provides a space for the dissemination and exchange of best practices through webinars and competitions for educators. The activities provide teachers with an opportunity to acquire first-hand experience in the use of various digital technologies, apply and consolidate new skills and knowledge, and share and discuss the results with peers to effectively incorporate digital innovations in their teaching practice.