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The first International Forum of Leaders in Higher Education was held in Moscow

8 December 2011

Organizers of the Forum – UNESCO Moscow Office, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education and Microsoft – gathered Russian and international experts in the field of higher education in order to exchange experiences and discuss possibilities of using information and communication technologies to solve actual problems of universities Read more The first International Forum of Leaders in Higher Education was held in Moscow

UNESCO International workshop on intellectual property rights and Creative Commons open licenses, and an expert meeting on use and creation of open educational resources.

7 December 2011

The international workshop on intellectual property rights (IPR) and Creative Commons (CC) licenses was held in the UNESCO IITE jointly with the UNESCO Moscow Office and the Institute of the Information Society on December 6, 2011.

The goal of the meeting was to discuss the legal aspects of CC licenses application in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Read more UNESCO International workshop on intellectual property rights and Creative Commons open licenses, and an expert meeting on use and creation of open educational resources.

The Russian version of UNESCO ICT-CFT

1 December 2011

The official launching of Russian version of UNESCO ICT-CFT took place 1 December 2011 in Baku during IITE Conference "Teacher Competencies in Knowledge Society: Policy, Pedagogy, Social Skills".

The ICT Competency Framework for Teachers is aimed at helping countries to develop comprehensive national teacher ICT competency policies and standards, and should be seen as an important component of an overall ICT in Education Master Plan. Read more The Russian version of UNESCO ICT-CFT

An International Conference “Teacher Competencies in Knowledge Society: Policy, Pedagogy, Social Skills” 

24 November 2011

An International Conference “Teacher Competencies in Knowledge Society: Policy, Pedagogy, Social Skills” was held on 1-2 December 2011 in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan. The event will be organized jointly by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The main purpose of the Conference is to provide a space for reflection on strategies, trends and practices of teacher professional development on the basis of competency based approach with application of different models of Knowledge Society key competencies.  Read more An International Conference “Teacher Competencies in Knowledge Society: Policy, Pedagogy, Social Skills” 

Establishment of IT center for persons with visual impairments in Yerevan

21 November 2011

IT center for persons with visual impairments was established in Yerevan, the Republic of Armenia, within the partnership project of IITE and International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The main purpose of this project is promoting inclusive policies and creation of accessible information and education environment by means of ICTs for visually impaired persons. The center was equipped with standard and specialized soft- and hardware for people with visual disabilities. Read more Establishment of IT center for persons with visual impairments in Yerevan

12th session of the IITE Governing Board

18 November 2011

The 12th Session of the IITE Governing Board was held in Moscow from 15 to 16 November 2011. The Governing Board welcomed its newly appointed members – Prof. Donald G. Knezek (Chief Executive Officer of International Society for Technology in Education, USA) and Prof. Stoyan Denchev (Rector of State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Bulgaria).  Read more 12th session of the IITE Governing Board

The Partner’s Meeting 2011

16 November 2011

Global partnership in the sphere of ICT use in education is one of the IITE priorities. The Institute cooperates with leading universities, international professional associations, non-governmental organizations and private IT-companies. During the meeting, the partnership agreements between UNESCO IITE and IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), Microsoft, Cisco Systems were signed. The company DYMO Mimio has donated to the Institute the equipment for training activities of the IITE. 

The partnership between UNESCO IITE and its key partners opened a new phase of their collaborative work on identifying new ways to tackle issues of ICT use in education and innovative educational technology development and implementation.  Read more The Partner’s Meeting 2011

IITE at the 36th General Conference

6 November 2011

On 2 November 2011, the Report by the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) on the Institute’s activities for 2010-2011 was presented at the Education Commission Session of the 36th General Conference. The report was delivered by Prof. Bernard Cornu, the Chairman of the IITE Governing Board.  Read more IITE at the 36th General Conference

AICT 2011 Conference

5 November 2011

UNESCO IITE was one of co-organizers of the 5th International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies (AICT2011 Conference) held in Azerbaijan, Baku, 12-14 October 2011 at Qafkas University, Baku State University and Institute of Information Technologies. Read more AICT 2011 Conference

The 36th session of UNESCO’s General Conference

28 October 2011

UNESCO’s General Conference, which meets every two years, is holding its 36th session from 25 October to 10 November at the Organization’s Headquarters in Paris. Delegations from 193 Member States, Associate Members, as well as observers for non-Member States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are attending the session. The General Conference will decide on UNESCO’s proposed programme and budget for the 2012-2013 biennium, which gives priority to sustainable development, culture of peace and non-violence, with a special emphasis on gender equality, Africa, youth, Education for All (EFA), Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and the most vulnerable segments of society. It will also pave the way for early work on the Organization’s next Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2019. Read more The 36th session of UNESCO’s General Conference