ICT in Education ITU Regional Development Forum for the Arab States Khartoum Sudan, 29 January 2017 Turhan Muluk, Regional Manager & ITU-D Representative Agenda Importance of ICT in Education (smart learning) Intels Role for Education National and Regional Plans Recommendations 2
Benefits of Education Transformation Employment and Economic Development Build 21st century workforce Reduce unemployment Competitiveness Equip every student for success Increase academic rigor and achievement Citizenship and Social Equity Unlock student potential Prepare students for social leadership and citizenship Job losses and earnings losses have been concentrated in low-skilled, low-income
households. Many workers remain trapped in low-paid, insecure jobs with little social protectionYoung people continue to face record unemployment levels. OECD 3 WHY INVEST ICT IN EDUCATION Government are already using billions of US dollars each year for classical education systems. They usually ineffective, inefficient and inconsistent if not updated and improved by technology. Due to lack of standardization of resources, the classical system cause more differentiations, inequalities in opportunities. Rich always learn more and better than Poor; they receive bigger share from the Pie.
Digital learning can help to close the gap in Digital Divide. ICT based education system is for the future generations, gives them new skills and intelligent knowledge. With e-content, they learn as they play and they play as they learn. Whatever learned stays with them since they enjoy the learning process Good learning experience Education Transformation is in reality an Education Based ICT Transformation. Students will teach digital skills to their friends families; whole society benefit, not just students. Digital Literacy is key to increase the Broadband Penetration, Internet Usage and einclusion 4 Digital Transformation (Digital Economy) High-speed and high-quality Broadband Digitization (both government and private sector) Digital Skills (ICT in Education)
5 Digital Transformation of Education Connect all schools, classrooms with broadband. Provide interactive smart boards at classrooms. Provide subsidized internet devices for students and teachers. Educate all teachers and students regarding the use of ICT. Provide digital content for education Provide subsidized home broadband connectivity for low income student families. Provide public internet access at schools (community access centres). 6 Checklist of Policies to Promote Demand for Broadband Infrastructure
Connect schools to broadband networks Make government an anchor tenant Expand access to underserved communities with universal service fund support Construct community access centers Services, applications, content Undertake government-led demand aggregation Provide e-government applications Promote creation of digital content Implement reasonable intellectual property protections Ensure non-discriminatory access sider expanding universal service to include broadband Users Provide low-cost user devices in education Develop digital literacy programs for citizens
Address content and security concerns Facilitate affordability of broadband devices Monitor service quality Support secure e-transactions Provide Bank, training to small and medium enterprises 7 Source: World Broadband Strategies Handbook; http://broadbandtoolkit.org/Custom/Core/Documents/Broadband%20Strategies%20Handbook.pdf 7
5G for Future Education 5G will enter the classroom and bring new ways of learning to students and what could be described as a revolutionary wirelessly connected educational environment. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Virtual Presence will mean that students will be immersed in a more visual and interactive learning experience where students and teachers may not necessarily be in the same location. Teachers and lecturers will be able to gain an instant view on individual student needs via feedback on student activity and will be better equipped to deal with their needs. This will create new demands on educational IT networks where both fixed and wireless networks in both licensed and unlicensed radio bands will need to be fully integrated delivering a totally seamless service to educational organisations and students. This future Smart Classroom will require 5G and technologies. (Ref: GSA 5G Verticals Series http://gsacom.com/paper/5g-verticalseducation) 8 Intel Education Solutions
User Experience Hardware Software & Services Content Ecosystem Implementation Support Flexible, holistic education technology solution 9Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
Intel Learn Easy Steps Intels digital literacy program provides simple, practical, and relevant instruction in basic technology skills that enhance an individuals opportunities for social engagement and economic self-sufficiency. 10 Intel Global Girls and Women Initiative Empower millions of girls and women through education and technology to advance economic opportunity Education Access STEM & Tech Careers Technology
Access Drive awareness and action to expand education opportunities for girls Inspire more girls and women to become creators of technology Connect girls and women to new opportunities through technology access, digital literacy and entrepreneurship
Building upon the foundation: Investing in our own talent and supply chain diversity 11 Inspire Girls and Women to Become Creators of Technology Use of hands-on Maker and coding activities Exposure to peer mentors and role models Connecting technology and
engineering careers to real world applications and positive social impact Examples of Programs and Partnerships: Girls Who Code NCWIT AspireIT Robotics programs Hermanas: Disea Tu Futura Compugirls TechGYRLS Intel Computer Clubhouse Network Start Making! program Intel International Science and
Engineering Fair and the Intel Science Talent Search* EPICS program Higher Ed Scholarships and fellowships Girls Who Code Video::http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVwrO1AxhJo *programs of Society for Science & the Public 12 Intel She Will Connect Program Goal: Empower millions of girls and women through technology and bridge the Internet gap Directly responds to findings and call to action in 2013 Intel-supported Women and the Web report to empower women in developing countries.
Innovative combination of digital literacy training, online peer networks, and gender-relevant content. To be piloted in sub-Saharan Africa in 2014 and then scaled to other regions. Program to be delivered through partnerships with leading local NGOs and other organizations. Intel She Will Connect Video: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/technology-in-education/she-will-connect-program-close-gender-gap-vi deo.html 13 Korean Economic Growth What Made Korea to Get there? 14
South Korea - Smart Learning 15 European Union Digital Agenda Pillar VI: Enhancing digital literacy, skills and inclusion Action 68: Member States to mainstream e-Learning in national policies Member States should mainstream eLearning in national policies for the modernisation of education and training, including curricula, assessment of learning outcomes and the professional development of teachers and trainers. Action 58: Develop a framework to recognise ICT skills We need skilled ICT practitioners who can take the economy forward.
16 ITU WTDC-2014 ARAB STATES REGIONAL INITIATIVE ARB4: Smart learning Objective: To bring about a shift from traditional methods of teaching in schools and universities, using books and paper-based sources, to smart learning with the use of tablet computers, the latest software and modern telecommunication/ICT techniques to provide access to a range of academic information, resources and subject matters. Expected results Assistance to the countries in the following: 1) Eradication of digital illiteracy in the Arab region
2) Finding smart and low-cost computing devices, either with the support of Arab governments or by concluding agreements with manufacturers to provide such devices 3) Development of Arab educational econtent for schools and universities in the Arab region. How should we plan for the next four years (WTDC-2017) ? 17 Arab States Statistical Information (Source ITU, penetration rates) Fixed Broadband: 4.8 % Mobile Telephone: 109.9% Active Mobile Broadband: 47.6% Households with a computer: 44.6%
Households with internet at home: 45.7% Individuals using the internet: 41.6% We also need statistical information for ICT in education? -What percent of schools/classrooms connected with broadband and data rates? -What percent of schools are using modern ICT technologies (smart classes, smart boards)? -What percent of students/teachers are using ICT technologies at school, at home? -What percent of schools are using digitized textbooks and digital content? 18 Success Factors for ICT in Education Political Support Regional and national plans with time bounded goals. Coordination between Ministries (especially ICT and Education)
Funding mechanism 19 Recommendations Develop National/Regional Digital Transformation Plan (including ICT in Education for Digital Skills) with time bounded goals and an implementation plan. Prioritize ICT in Education (both in National and Regional plans) Get political support and provide coordination between relevant Ministries. Establish national/regional committees for the implementation. Provide financial source through USF and other sources. 20
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