[8 June]Scholars probe into trends in information and communications technology for education

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he International Comparative Studies Center for ICT in Education, co-founded by Shanghai International Studies University, interviewed 12 scholars about the information and communications technology’s (ICT) future during the May 23-25 first International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education.

The conference, held in Qingdao and sponsored by UNESCO and the Chinese government, was themed, “How to unleash the full potential of ICT for education to support the goals of Post-2015 Education?” Attendees included officials from China’s Education Ministry officials, senior representatives of UNESCO and other international organizations, industry leaders and researchers.

The 12 schoalrs were interviewed about trends in ICT for education in the future, current ICT in education programs, digital learning, high quality education and other topics. The interviewers were the chief editor of the Education Ministry’s Education Management, Qi Wei; Chair of the Department of Educational Technology at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) Jin Hui, and six SISU students of Educational Technology.

Speeches at the conference included, “Universal Access to Quality Content,” “Effective use of ICT for quality learning,” “Transforming school: Create open learning environment,” “Transforming learning: Mainstream innovation pedagogies,” and “MOOCs and other online learning innovations.”

The 12 scholars interviewed by the International Comparative Studies Center for ICT in Education wereAndreas Schleicher, director of the directorate of Education and Skills of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development; Mansoor Al Awar, Chair of UNESCO IITE; Gard Titlestad, secretary-general of the International Council for Open and Distance Education; Jerome Morrissey, Chief Executive Officer of the Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative; Asha Singh Kanwar, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Of Learning; Ting-Chuen Pong, vice-president, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Stephen Haggard, a consultant on United Kingdom digital learning; Professor Peter Twining, Open University; Juan Enrique Hinostroza Scheel, director of the Institute for ICT in Education; Daniel Burgos, director-general of the UNESCO Chair on e-Learning; Dhirendra Bhatnagar, secretary-general of the Confederation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations of India.

The International Comparative Studies Center for ICT in Education was co-founded by the Education Information Management Center and the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Its mission is tracking the latest initiatives and key projects in ICT in education in various countries and researching perspectives about ICT to assist decision-making for China's ICT in Education.

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