Category Archives: ICT

Covid-19: Where’s the discussion on distance learning training for teachers?

A lot of the discussion, and rightly so, has been about the effect of school closures on students. Education, as they know it, stopped from one day to the next. But what about teachers? Just as students are new to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: could education systems have been better prepared?

The world was caught by surprise with the global pandemic emergency. But was it entirely unexpected? Pandemics have always been a likelihood. A pandemic has occurred every 10-50 years for the past centuries. In any given year, a 1% probability … Continue reading

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Leveraging technology to tackle the migrant education crisis in the Arab States

By Nafez Dakkak, Executive Chairman of Edraak at the Queen Rania Foundation Samia was 10 when she left her home for the first time and became a refugee. She was just about to enter 5th grade. Forcefully displaced from her … Continue reading

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How to respond to Apple’s renewed interest in education?

As you may have heard, Apple has extended its reach into education, holding its first education product launch since 2012, and announcing a lower cost iPad aimed at students and teachers. The new iPad has a stylus pen, several new … Continue reading

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How technology can boost accountability in education

This week, as UNESCO’s annual flagship event on ICTs in education Mobile Learning Week, is taking place in Paris, the GEM Report takes a look at the growing interest in the role of technology and big data in facilitating citizen … Continue reading

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What do we mean by literacy in a digital world?

The meaning of the word literacy has developed continuously over the years. Today, the fact that International Literacy Day is on the theme of literacy in a digital world reminds us how the world has changed. At the end of … Continue reading

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‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM

By Justine Sass, UNESCO Girls and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialization and schooling and one that a groundbreaking UNESCO report aims to address. … Continue reading

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DigComp: A framework helping young people to use their digital skills to find work

Today, in an everyday digital world surrounded by videogames, smartphones, digital social networks and online chats,  still 45% of the European Union population and 37% of its labour force have insufficient digital skills. Having digital skills is nowadays also relevant … Continue reading

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Crowd sourcing solutions to the challenges of refugee education

By Joseph Nhan-O’Reilly, Head of Education Policy & Advocacy at Save the Children, Chair of the Global Book Alliance and a member of the Executive Committee of Education Cannot Wait.  Last week, UNESCO headquarters in Paris was abuzz with policy … Continue reading

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Learning on the run: using ICT for education in emergencies

Natural disasters, extreme weather, bombings and protracted armed conflict can destroy schools and undermine the normalcy of school life. Given the complexity of how education is impacted by emergencies, innovative solutions are needed to ensure that disruption to education is … Continue reading

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