Mobile Learning Week

When, local time: 
Monday, 7 March 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, 11 March 2016 - 6:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
mlw@unesco.org

Mobile Learning Week is UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education conference. The 2016 event will shed light on the ways technology can be leveraged — in different contexts and for different groups — to improve the quality of education now and in the future. The theme of Mobile Learning Week 2016 is “Innovating for quality”.
Across the world students are still in need of the skills and competencies necessary to succeed in knowledge economies, despite being enrolled in formal education. UNESCO estimates that 130 million primary school students cannot read basic sentences or solve simple arithmetic problems after four years of classes. These problems are not limited to early grades: at all levels of education, large numbers of learners are not acquiring the skills they need to transition to work, realize opportunities in the information age and participate in their communities as global citizens.

Mobile Learning Week 2016 will explore how mobile technology can help fill the education gap. The event will advance international understandings about the ways in which newly affordable information and communication technologies can prompt innovation within the education sector to better ensure high-quality learning opportunities for all, in line with the new Sustainable Development Agenda and 2030 targets for education.

The theme of Mobile Learning Week is “Innovating for quality”. The event has four core tracks:

Webinar – Monday, 7 March
The WEBINAR will allow online participants to debate the extent to which mobile technology can facilitate learning and strengthen the quality of education alongside a distinguished panel. Virtual event held in partnership with Education Fast Forward.

Workshops – Tuesday, 8 March
Mobile learning specialists will provide participants hands-on training and give interactive demonstrations of educational technology and ICT-enhanced pedagogy during a series of knowledge-building WORKSHOPS.

Symposium – Wednesday and Thursday, 9 and 10 March
At the SYMPOSIUM world experts will share mobile learning innovations and examine strategies to leverage ICT to improve the quality of education. This track of Mobile Learning Week will include numerous breakout sessions, plenary addresses and panel discussions.

Policy Forum – Friday, 11 March
At the POLICY FORUM participants will join high-level government representatives to understand how policies and cross-sectoral collaboration between ministries of education and ministries of technology can foster innovation to improve the quality, equity and accessibility of education. Held in partnership with ITU.

EN: To register for Mobile Learning Week 2016 and learn more about this important international event, please visit: www.unesco.org/new/en/mlw.