News: IITE and partners in action

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

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