On October 6-7, 2022, the Central Asia Symposium on ICT in Education (CASIE) 2022 was held in Almaty (Republic of Kazakhstan). This year the Symposium was dedicated to ICT-enabled skills development in rural and remote areas. The event was organized by UNESCO Office in Almaty, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS).
Participants of the Symposium discussed policies and practices aimed at ensuring inclusive and quality education in rural and remote areas in the context of lifelong learning. Representatives of the countries of the Central Asian region presented their approaches to the use of digital technologies in order to overcome the gap in the development of education and the digital transformation of education in remote areas. As a result of the Symposium, it is expected to develop national strategic action plans for how ICT-enabled education can support the learning recovery and transformation of education for learners in rural and remote areas.
Themes of CASIE 2022:
- Ensuring accessible, quality and inclusive ICT-enhanced learning.
- Relevant teacher training, resources and innovative ICT-pedagogy integration.
- Future skills and implications beyond COVID-19.
Programme Specialist of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) Ms. Tatiana Murovana spoke at the session “Teacher Capacity Building, Skills Development & Pedagogical Innovation”, presenting the activities of the Institute and the open resources developed by UNESCO IITE and aimed at promoting ICT professional development for teachers.
Since 2011, UNESCO has organized the Central Asia Symposium on ICT in Education (CASIE) as a sub-regional platform for facilitating high-level discussions on the use of ICT in education to address challenges and opportunities in Central Asia. It has allowed Member States and education stakeholders to collectively deliberate on how to integrate technologies into their national education systems to achieve the ambitious goals of the Education 2030 Agenda.