Mobile Learning Week 2015

When, local time: 
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, 27 February 2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
mlw@unesco.org

MLW 2015 will explore how mobile technology can be leveraged to improve education and accelerate the learning of women and girls.
The theme of MLW 2015 is leveraging technology to empower women and girls.

It will feature four sub-events:
- Workshops (Monday, 23 Feb.)
- Symposium (Tuesday & Wednesday, 24-25 Feb.)
- Policy Forum (Thursday, 26 Feb.)
- Research Seminar (Friday, 27 Feb.)

The principal aim of MLW 2015 is to ensure that newly affordable technologies -- from basic mobile handsets to the newest tablet computers -- open doors to educational opportunities and promote gender equality, both in education and beyond.

The event will provide participants a venue to learn about technology programmes and content that facilitate the learning of women and girls, as well as men and boys. Gender-sensitive approaches to the application and use of ICT in education will be discussed in an effort to ensure greater inclusion and equality.

Participants will demonstrate how mobile technology can provide a tool for closing the access, knowledge and confidence gaps between males and females, especially within the context of developing countries.

It is vital that mobile learning’s challenges are understood as clearly as its benefits. As a result, MLW 2015 will examine difficulties associated with the integration of mobile technology in education as well as its opportunities and advantages. The event will further look at mobile learning from a value perspective: that is, how the return on mobile learning investments compares to other non-ICT educational investments.

MLW, now in its fourth year, attracts participants from around the world. The 2015 event will be co-organized by UNESCO and UN Women.

Please join us in Paris for this important event.