All-Russian final of the Technologies Imagine Cup 2011, organized by Microsoft and supported by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), was held on 16 April 2011 at the Cultural Center of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. The Foundation “Skolkovo” and the Higher School of Economics were partners of the event. Besides IITE the competition was supported by the Russian Venture Company, Acer, Quarta Technologies and Intel. At the opening ceremony Professor Alexander Khoroshilov, IITE National Programme Specialist, delivered a welcome speech. Read more Final of the Technologies Imagine Cup 2011
In March 2011 IITE launched a one-year project “ICTs in Primary Education”, aiming to facilitate the policy dialogue and build foundation for effective primary education by means of ICTs. Read more The launch of ‘ICTs in Primary Education’ project
A workshop "Key components of the ‘Teachers of the Arctic’ Project as a basis for creation of an innovative learning environment for professional development of Arctic Region Educators” was organized by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) at the Institute for Development of Education and Teacher Training in Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation, on 28 February – 2 March 2011. Read more A workshop "Key components of the ‘Teachers of the Arctic’ Project as a basis for creation of an innovative learning environment for professional development of Arctic Region Educators”
The 2011 Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 'The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education' was launched at Columbia University in New York on 1 March 2011.
UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russian Federation, organized a GMR presentation on 2 March 2011. Read more Launch of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 'The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education'
Information and communication technologies can be especially useful in promoting mother languages. We must harness the power of progress to protect diverse visions of the world and to promote all sources of knowledge and forms of expression… Read more Message of the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2011
A new monograph “E-Learning in the Republic of Korea” by Dae Joon Hwang, Hye-Kyung Yang and Hyeonjin Kim is out of print. Read more Fresh from the Press
UNESCO Contract Management Training was organized for the staff members of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education on the premises of the Institute on 18 February 2011. Two facilitators, Mr Dimitriy Greshnev, Administrative Officer at the UNESCO Moscow Office, and Ms Aikui Yegiazarian, Administrative Assistant at the UNESCO Moscow Office, conducted the training. Read more Contract Management Training at IITE
The Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova has designated the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (United Kingdom) and Infocentro Foundation (Venezuela) as the laureates of the 2010 UNESCO King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Education. Read more Connecting the disconnected: UK and Venezuelan ICT experts awarded UNESCO King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize
The "Third Training Workshop on Online Course Development and Quality control" of the Avicenna Virtual Campus Project was organized on 7-9 December 2010 at the Avicenna Centre of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. The main aims of the workshop were to consolidate the development of the Avicenna Virtual Campus in Iraq (AVCI) regional network and to diversify and expand activities of the national network. Read more "Third Training Workshop on Online Course Development and Quality control" of the Avicenna Virtual Campus Project
IITE was invited by the European Agency for Development of Special Needs Education to participate in the European conference “Mapping the Implementation of Policy for Inclusive Education”, held in Brussels, Belgium on 2-3 December 2010. Read more IITE took part in the European conference “Mapping the Implementation of Policy for Inclusive Education”
Result-Based Management (RBM) Training and System of Information on Strategies, Tasks and the Evaluation of Results (SISTER) Training were held at IITE premises from 30 November to 2 December 2010. UNESCO HQ facilitators, Ms Othilie du Souich and Ms Anne Coupez, provided UNESCO Moscow office and IITE staff with exhaustive information on key principles of RBM approach and SISTER system usage. Read more Result-Based Management Training
UNESCO OER Policy Forum ‘Taking the Open Educational Resources (OER) beyond the OER Community: Policy and Capacity’ took place on 1 December 2010 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Read more UNESCO OER Policy Forum