The international speakers…..
On ICT Utilization towards Building Global Knowledge Societies
UNESCO as a laboratory of ideas and standard-setter; also a clearing house to disseminate info to member states.
- Access to networks and high quality content
- Dealing with cost of access; capacity building
- Content development
- Freedom of expression
- Media development
- Knowledge preservation
E-knowledge requires a lot of (different) players
Mr. Shawki then continued to talk about organizational structures and partnerships, which I won’t try to describe here, but which is important in that it shows how ICT developments are happening globally.
Final comment: UNESCO is working on a report comparing all of the different mobile devices for individual governments who are confused with regards to what’s out there.
Francesc’s key point I think is that there is a real need for solid, research-based information in the area of ICT for learning, especially on an international level, and a need to focus on the changes that learners are bringing.
Not a lot of talk about mobile learning in these two presentations, but more big-picture issues to think about …