UNESCO IITE is running a survey on the future of ICT and higher education. Your opinion matters!

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education is inviting all stakeholders to complete the survey within the project “Access, Equity and Quality: Envisioning the Sustainable Future of Postsecondary Education in a Digital Age”. The questionnaire deals with the issues of validation and credentialing of learning results and open educational resources; curriculum and institutional change and teacher development.


The main topics of the survey are:  

  •   Future curricula and learning context
  •   Future learning credentials and validation
  •   Future role of faculty and teachers
  •   Changing role of HE institutions
  •   Business models

The choice of the topics is based on the analysis of the outcome of a high-level meeting that was held in Paris in March 2015. The questionnaire was tested and discussed with the UNESCO Chairs in ICT in Education and during the Global High-Level Policy Forumin June 2015. Now it is online.The deadline for responses is Saturday 07th November, 2015 .

The project is implemented together with UNESCO Headquarters, EDUCAUSE, International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), New Media Consortium (NMC), Skoltech, universitities from Australia, Brazil, China, Korea, South Africa, UAE, etc. It is aimedto identify how the technological change in relation to the development of the social and economic context is changing the learning needs and opportunities as well as the organisational and institutional settings of postsecondary education and what are the key implications for policy makers in governments, universities, companies and civil society. The project includes virtual panels of policy makers and experts; mapping and assessment of major relevant trends; online survey of experts and postsecondary education practitioners; analysis/generalization of the results of the panel/survey and feedback from UNESCO Chairs.

We kindly invite you to contribute to our project by answering the questions in the survey.