UNESCO has announced the registration and call for workshops, symposium and innovations for its upcoming online edition of Mobile Learning Week 2020 being held from 12 to 15 October 2020.
Mobile Learning Week 2020 is devoted to the theme of Beyond Disruption: Technology Enabled Learning Futures and is set against the backdrop of COVID-19 education disruption and response, and will shine a light on prospects for technology-enabled futures of learning.
Mobile Learning Week is the United Nations’ flagship ICT in education conference, to share best practices across regions and expand the emerging knowledge base of how technology can further national and international goals for education. The event has been organized by UNESCO and its partners for eight years consecutively.
The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, September 14th (midnight Paris time). The MLW website provides more information and the latest news about the event.
About UNESCO and its mobile learning programme
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.
UNESCO’s mobile learning programme examines the ways connected, easily portable and increasingly affordable information and communication technology can improve education and accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda.
In the past decade, mobile technology has reached the furthest corners of the planet, opening new opportunities for teaching and learning, including in communities where traditional educational services are scarce.
UNESCO works to help governments understand and harness the power of this technology to make learning more inclusive, more accessible and more equitable across life. It puts forward policy recommendations and shares best practices, drawing on the careful analysis of mobile learning initiatives implemented around the world.