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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2012: UNESCO’s efforts for rural women

7 March 2012

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012

Too often marginalised, women living in rural settings face steep challenges to the exercise of their human rights, their personal development and the pursuit of their aspirations. Across the world, this is weakening societies and holding back their development. Tackling this problem is the goal of the 2012 International Women’s Day. Read more Celebrating International Women’s Day 2012: UNESCO’s efforts for rural women

World Radio Day

9 February 2012

JOINT MESSAGE

Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union; Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General of UNESCO.

Joint Message of the Director-General of UNESCO and Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union on the occasion of World Radio Day established by the UNESCO General Conference, 13 February 2012 Read more World Radio Day

The perspectives of cooperation between UNESCO IITE and South Korea

7 February 2012

Mr. Dendev Badarch, Acting Director of UNESCO IITE, gave an interview for “Leader’s café” on YTN News Channel in South Korea . Mr. Dendev Badarch discussed with Prof. Dae-Joon Hwang,  Secretary General of Korean Council for University Education and the Governing Board member of UNESCO IITE, the perspectives of cooperation between IITE and South Korea in the sphere of ICT use and ICT development in education.  Read more The perspectives of cooperation between UNESCO IITE and South Korea

Recognizing the potential of ICT in early childhood education

3 February 2012

Analytical survey «Recognizing the potential of ICT in early childhood education», developed within IITE project on ICTs in Early Childhood Care and Education, has been out of print in Russian. It contains review and analysis of the existing literature in the area, best practice in ICT application in early childhood education, and recommendations for educators and parents on the balanced use of technologies with children. Being a unique publication in the area, it was highly appreciated by educational community involved in pre-school and primary school education. The book is now available in the English, Russian and Slovak languages. Read more Recognizing the potential of ICT in early childhood education

IITE participates in the European project “ICT for inclusion”

2 February 2012

IITE was invited by the European Agency for Development of Special Needs Education to participate in the ICT for Inclusion project. The project will build upon the findings of the research project jointly implemented by IITE and the European Agency in 2011. Practice Review on the use of ICT in special needs education was published in September 2011.  Read more IITE participates in the European project “ICT for inclusion”

The Concept of a Network of the UNESCO Chairs working in the field of ICTs in education and innovative pedagogy

18 January 2012

Following the decisions of the UNESCO IITE and UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs International Conference "UNESCO Chairs Partnership on ICTs use in Education: Innovations and Best Practices" (30 May-3 June 2011, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation) and in accordance with Memorandum of Understanding, signed, Professor Gennady Bordovsky (Russian Federation), President of the Herzen Pedagogical State University of Russia (St.-Petersburg, Russian Federation) & UNESCO Chairholder, UNITWIN Network on Pedagogical Education: the Multicultural Dialogue Cooperation Programme, a  well-known and high-level international expert elaborated the Concept of a Network of the UNESCO Chairs working in the field of ICTs in education and innovative pedagogy Read more The Concept of a Network of the UNESCO Chairs working in the field of ICTs in education and innovative pedagogy

Cisco and UNESCO Institute for Information Technology in education launched a joint project aimed to modernize the system of teaching information technologies in Russia

27 December 2011

The initiative will cover 75 UNESCO Associated Schools in the Central and Volga Federal Districts, where the training course "Essentials of  Information Technologies " from the Cisco Networking Academy Programme will be implemented Read more Cisco and UNESCO Institute for Information Technology in education launched a joint project aimed to modernize the system of teaching information technologies in Russia

Joint project  of UNESCO IITE and Cisco for the UNESCO Associated schools launched

25 December 2011

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed on November 15, 2011, in view of improvement of quality of education at the UNESCO Associated schools by installation of  the newest educational and information technologies, and assisting countries in developing gender-sensitive teaching and learning materials that promote the equal participation of women and men in society and at work, the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) in close cooperation with Cisco Systems, Inc. organized  a joint training course “IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software v4.0” for teachers of the UNESCO Associated schools of Moscow and Moscow Region,  face-to-face mode of which took place from 12 till 17 December 2011 in the IITE premises (Moscow, Russian Federation). Read more Joint project  of UNESCO IITE and Cisco for the UNESCO Associated schools launched

"Open Educational Resources in Brazil: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Prospects for Development and Innovation"

23 December 2011

The book “Open Educational Resources in Brazil: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Prospects for Development and Innovation”(author – Andreia Inamorato dos Santos)  has been out of print. This is the second IITE publication within the series of case studies summarizing best practices of OER development in non-English-speaking countries.  Read more "Open Educational Resources in Brazil: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Prospects for Development and Innovation"

Technical support to the Azerbaijan Republic on ICTs in Education development

13 December 2011

In response to the request of the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan Republic to carry out independent assessment of the state-of-the-art of ICT application in education for further development in this area, IITE has launched the project aiming to provide the expert support and technical assistance to the Azerbaijan Republic.  Read more Technical support to the Azerbaijan Republic on ICTs in Education development

International expert meeting on localization of the UNESCO “Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers”

12 December 2011

The UNESCO Moscow Office, the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Program (IFAP) and the Interregional Library Cooperation Center with the support of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications will organize an international expert meeting on December 12, 2011 at the Interregional Library Cooperation Center (2A, 1st Basmanny Lane, Moscow, Russia) Read more International expert meeting on localization of the UNESCO “Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers”