News: IITE and partners in action

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”

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