Mobile Learning Week 2018

Mobile Learning Week is UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education conference. Mobile Learning Week 2018 is being organized in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for ICT. The event will be held from 26 to 30 March at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The 2018 event will be organized under the theme “Skills for a connected world”. Participants will exchange knowledge about the ways governments and other stakeholders can define and achieve the skills-related targets specified by Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4).

The conference, consisting of four related sub-events, will facilitate actions to:

  • Defining and mainstreaming digital skills;
  • Innovating skills provision for jobs in the digital economy;
  • Closing inequalities and gender divides; and
  • Mapping and anticipating changing skill needs

The sub-themes and sub-events of the conference are explained in detail in the concept note. Overall, Mobile Learning Week 2018 will provide a platform to share exemplary practices in mobile learning, with a specific focus on blending ‘non-digital’ education approaches and mobile learning applications in order to reduce inequality, spur innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and bridge formal and non-formal systems.


  • Workshops - Monday 26 March

The Workshops will facilitate demonstrations of innovative policies, research, projects, and mobile learning solutions. Workshop presenters will be selected from wide range of international organizations, NGOs, governmental agencies, and academic institutions that are implementing digital skills development programmes. Sixteen workshops will be conducted.

Detailed agenda

  • Opening ceremony - Tuesday 27 March, 10:00

► Live webcast in English and French

  • Symposium – Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March

The Symposium forms the core of Mobile Learning Week and will feature opening and closing remarks from UNESCO, ITU and other partner organizations, keynote speeches, high‐level plenary addresses, and over 60 breakout sessions.

► Audiocast in English and French

  • Policy Forum – Thursday 29 March

The Policy Forum will offer a platform to discuss the different pathways that governments are using to support the development of the digital skills required in the digital economy.

No invitation is required to attend the Policy Forum. It is now open to all attendees of the event.

► Download the Policy Forum agenda

► Audiocast in English and French

  • Strategy Labs - Friday 30 March 

Strategy Labs will be hosted by UNESCO and ITU partner organizations to help guide the conceptualization and refinement of projects for defining frameworks, assessing digital skills across groups and across time, and anticipating the changing needs for digital skills.

Survey on Artificial Intelligence in Education

Mobile Learning Week has launched a survey on the mobile implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for education. You are kindly invited to take part in this online survey. The results will be used by UNESCO to help the development of potential projects on ICT in Education.

Participate in the survey