UNESCO IITE Open Lectures videos are now available online

UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) invites all interested specialists to view the video featuring the lectures delivered by leading international experts in the area of open education and use of ICT in education. The video materials were recorded within the Series of Open Lectures "ICT in Education and Sustainable Development Goals: Innovation for Quality, Openness and Inclusion" held by UNESCO IITE in cooperation with the St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation.

The main objective of the Open Lectures was to address current challenges in the use of ICT on the way towards equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Serious inclusion: The role of ICTs to reach the new SDGs
Dr. Dan Wagner
UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy; Director, International Literacy Institute; Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Opening up of organizations through ICT and different paths of technology integration into organization
Ms. Airina Volungeviciene
President of European Distance and eLearning Network; Head of Innovative Studies Institute and Associate Professor, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
Challenges of electronic environments to learning and education
Mr. Tapio Varis
Professor Emeritus of Professional Education, UNESCO Chair in Global E-Learning, University of Tampere (Finland)
SDG: Ensuring access and enhancing the quality of education
Mr. Gard Titlestad
Secretary General, International Council for Open and Distance Education (Norway)
Strategic use of ICT in universities as a main tool for improving the access and quality of education
Mr. Vladimir Tikhomirov
President, International Consortium "Electronic University"; President, Eurasian Open Institute; Head, Expert Council for ICT applications in education under the Committee of Education, State Duma of the Russian Federation (Russia)
Innovative products as the engine of new educational programs for sustainable development
Mr. Alexander Nikitin
Assistant Professor, Head of the Laboratory for Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Department of Computer Networks and Systems; St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (Russia)
Supply-side structural reform for HR market and some roles of ICT in professional education
Mr. Jian Zhong Cha
Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University; Chair Holder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, UNESCO Chair on Cooperation between Higher Engineering Education and Industries (China)
Open education and quality: the need for changing strategies and learning experiences
Mr. Michael Meimaris
Director of the New Technologies Laboratory in Communication, Education and the Mass Media, the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens (Greece)
Innovative educational technologies, methodologies, practices and content (OER and MOOC)
Mr. Christian M. Stracke
Associate Professor for Open Education and Innovation, the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands (the Netherlands)
Open Educational Resources in English-speaking and the non-English speaking countries: challenges and opportunities for distribution and use
Ms. Svetlana Knyazeva
Chief of the Section Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials; UNESCO IITE
Discussion "Open Education and Conventional University"


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