On 27 April 2020, UNESCO IITE organized the round table “Building More Resilient Education Systems: Innovative Experience and Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic” within the Moscow International Education Fair 2020 (MIEF-2020). The event was designed to become a unique international virtual platform for dialogue and cooperation in search of solutions to urgent problems in the field of education caused by the current coronavirus outbreak. The round table was aimed at the exchange of experience and discussion of the most appropriate online practices and solutions for the post-crisis period and opportunities for transforming challenges into advantages and increasing the resilience of education systems.
Moderator: Ms. Svetlana Knyazeva, Сhief of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials Unit, UNESCO IITE
Welcome remarks from Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Chair of the UNESCO IITE Governing Board (UAE)
Prof. Asha Singh Kanwar, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth of Learning; Governing Board member of UNESCO IITE (Canada)
Towards Resilient Education Systems: Lessons from COVID-19
Mr. Jeff Maggioncalda, Chief Executive Officer, Coursera (USA)
The Digital Transformation of Higher Education: COVID-19 and Beyond
Mr. Steven Duggan, Vice President, Terawe Corporation; Governing Board member of UNESCO IITE (Ireland)
What the COVID-19 Crisis Has Taught us about Education
Mr. Gard Titlestad, Former Secretary General, International Council for Open and Distance Education; Governing Board member of UNESCO IITE (Norway)
Humanity First. Focus on North-South-South Collaboration in Building Higher Education Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Prof. Li Chen, Vice President, Beijing Normal University; Governing Board member of UNESCO IITE (China)
Online Teaching/Learning for China Education: Now and Future
Prof. Alfredo Ronchi, Polytechnic University of Milan; Secretary, EC MEDICI Framework (Italy)
Leading the Change or Missing the Opportunity?
Closing remarks from Mr. Tao Zhan, Director of UNESCO IITE