UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013

While WSA is getting into the starting pits for the first WSIS +10 Review Meeting in Paris, UNESCO dedicates one week to m-Learning. Find out everything you need to know about UNESCO's second Mobile Learning Week in our latest guest blog.

UNESCO is hosting the second Mobile Learning Week (MLW) which will take place in Paris (France) from 18 to 22 February 2013 at UNESCO Headquarters. MLW 2013 is the UN flagship mobile learning event and will be attended by an international audience of ICT in education specialists, practitioners, policy makers and representatives from relevant NGOs and corporations. Information on Mobile Learning Week can be found using the following link:

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MLW will engage three specific questions tied to the Education for All goals:

  • How can mobile technologies support literacy development for children and adults?
  • How can mobile technologies support teachers and their professional development in order to improve the quality of education delivered to students?
  • How can mobile technologies support gender equality in education and extend opportunities to women and girls in particular?

These questions will be deliberated during a two-day symposium, from 18 to 19 February. This open invitation event co-sponsored by Nokia, Microsoft, Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent constitutes the backbone of MLW and will feature keynote speakers, demonstrations of mobile content and technology, and thematic breakout sessions.

On 20 February, UNESCO, in partnership with the GSMA, will host an invitation-only meeting of high-level government officials to discuss issues relating to mobile learning and policy.

For the end of the week, UNESCO has scheduled a series of webinars on 21 and 22 February. These online events will allow people outside Paris to discuss topics related to mobile learning and will be moderated by leading thinkers in the field of ICT in education.

As with UNESCO’s successful first MLW from 12-16 December 2011, the 2013 edition of MLW will facilitate productive discussions about the educational capabilities of mobile technologies and how they can help achieve the Education for All goals.

Should require further information on the event, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Glen Hertelendy, MLW Event Coordinator from the Section for Teacher Development and Education Policies ).