July 8–10, 2011
The International Conference “Emerging Information & Communication Technologies in Higher Education-2011” was held on July 8–10, 2011 at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It became a joint effort of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education. Fostering constructive dialog between leading academics, practitioners and government officials, the Conference was aimed (1) to raise awareness of emerging ICTs in higher education in the developing countries; (2) to discuss best practices and (3) strengthen partnerships for establishing a strategy for quality of higher education.
The Conference became a platform for intellectual exchange across the issues concerned with the role of ICTs in education, perspectives for smart technologies and e-learning in higher education. It also touched upon technological and pedagogical challenges for higher education in a knowledge and digital society and open and distance learning in Mongolia’s context.
Parallel sessions held on the second day of the conference were focussed on: 1) Application of the Emerging ICT in Higher Education; 2) Open Educational Resources and 3) University Management Information System. The delegates put emphasis on emerging technologies, such as E-learning, development of open educational resources and the use of new ICTs for online education and collaborative teaching.
The event hosted more than 70 delegates representing the Mongolian University of Science and Technology, the National University of Mongolia, the Mongolian State University of Education, the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia and leading experts from China, Japan, France, Mongolia, Russia and UK.