This year’s theme for the World Teacher’s Day, ‘The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher,’ reflects the growing international concern about the educational outcomes of school systems in many countries, and is emphatic of ...
When it comes to learning materials, many of us still think of the two-dimensional content consisting of text, images, video and multimedia viewed on a screen or printed on paper. Others already think about engaging techniques and software tools ...
An oft-cited figure from a 2015 UNESCO statement forecasts that higher education demand will swell to 414 million prospective learners by 2030. The scenario of building large, new institutions each week to accommodate such demand would certainly not ...
Worldwide, there are 190 million unemployed people, of which 75 million are youth. In order to address this gap, two strategies are needed: (i) skills development, and (ii) job creation. With 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population under 30 ...
Several key trends in technology-enabled learning have emerged recently. A significant report from The Open University UK is the Innovating Pedagogy 2017 which highlights 10 key trends, including open textbooks, immersive learning, learning ...
GIRLS Inspire – Reaching the Unreached (RtU) project was launched to reach women and girls who are prevented from attending school by barriers such as early marriage, cultural norms and distance from schools in remote and disadvantaged ...
Most of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations, and agreed by 193 countries, directly or indirectly relate to ensuring the livelihood security of farming communities – one of the most marginalized sections of ...
The 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress came to an end with the adoption of the Ljubljana OER Action Plan by 415 delegates from 96 countries. UNESCO, in collaboration with the Government of Slovenia, organised the Category IV ...
The place of the teacher in the learning process continues to be the focus of many initiatives in education for development. A recent publication by the World Bank suggests that teachers remain the most important factor affecting learning in schools ...
"A call to empower teachers to lead the next wave of the OER movement" was originally published as "A call to empower teachers to lead the next wave of the OER movement" in the July 2017 issue of Connections, as part of the regular ...