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using mobile learning for reaching the Education For All goals. Please do
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UNESCO Mobile Learning Team
*UNESCO Policy Guidelines for Mobile Learning - Send us your feedback!*
UNESCO is in the process of developing a set of policy guidelines for
mobile learning aimed at high-level policy makers.
Government officials, UNESCO specialists, independent consultants, and
partners from international NGOs, industry and academia discussed the first
version of the guidelines at a recent workshop (2-3 July 2012). The result
of the discussions is captured in the second version for review.
In order for UNESCO to create mobile learning policy guidelines that are
practical, informative and balanced, it is seeking input from the public.
Please consider reviewing and providing input on the guidelines on the
All input is valuable and considered for inclusion by the Advisory Team
developing the policy guidelines.
*Public comment will close on 2 September 2012*. Drawing on the collective
feedback from a range of mobile learning stakeholders, UNESCO will publish
a final version of the policy guidelines in early 2013.
· UNESCO’s Mobile Learning guidelines—Send us your feedback!<http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/icts/single-view/news/unes...>
· UNESCO ICT in Education Forum<http://ict.unescobkk.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=57603>
· Download draft UNESCO Policy Guidelines on Mobile Learning v2.1<http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/ED/pdf/UNESCO_Polic...>
UNESCO Second Mobile Learning Week,
18-22 February, 2013, Paris<http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/icts/m4ed/unesco-mobile-le...>
Mobiles for literacy, education quality and gender equality
UNESCO is pleased to announce that the Second Mobile Learning Week (MLW)
will be hosted from 18 to 22 February, 2013 at the organization’s
headquarters in Paris. We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend
this important event.
The MLW 2013 will engage three specific questions:
· How can mobile technologies support literacy development for children and
· How can mobile technologies support teachers and their professional
development in order to improve the quality of education delivered to
· 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
February 18 to 19) and a *webinar *(February 22). Both events are open
invitation. Other events and activities are currently being planned for
February 20 and a formal program will be distributed when it is available.
Your participation will help ensure that we are able to break new ground
and reveal valuable insights about the educational capabilities of mobile
technologies. Later this year we will be distributing a call for
Please register through the online form here<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHhpcUlFZnNkOUlV...>.
*We look forward to seeing you in Paris in February 2013!*
*For information regarding sponsorships and/or exhibitions, please contact
us at m...@unesco.org. *
*Programmes & Projects *(UNESCO and non-UNESCO)**
UNESCO Project: Mobile Phone Literacy – Empowering Women and Girls<http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/icts/m4ed/policy-research-...>
UNESCO is researching effective mobile phone initiatives that aim to
improve literacy of women and/or girls.
As part of this project, the organisation is commissioning regional reviews
and a few case studies focusing.
The global report is expected beginning of 2013.
*Resources *(UNESCO and non UNESCO)**
Annual World Bank report: IC4D 2012: Maximizing Mobile<http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTINFORMATIONANDCOMM...>
This new report, the third in the World Bank’s series on Information and
Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development, analyzes the growth and
evolution of mobile telephony, and the rise of data-based services,
including apps, delivered to handheld devices.
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Mobile Learning Newsletter August 2012.pdf