UNESCO’s Work in                    Mobile LearningSteve VoslooPresented to Swedish Delegation, UNESCO, 30 January 2013
WHY MOBILES?
Ubiquitousand powerful   mobile  devices                Potential to                   benefit                  learners  ...
Significance to UNESCO:• Learners who might not have access to high-  quality education or even schools often do  have wor...
Given the ubiquity and power of    mobile devices, UNESCO iscommitted to understanding their potential to expand education...
Our Guiding Question:How can countries best leveragemobile technologies to supportEFA goals and enrich learning?
UNESCO’s work in mobile learning Approach: • Conducting research and disseminating knowledge • Providing guidance to membe...
PartnershipsUNESCO’s work in mobile learning is madepossible through key partnerships:• Nokia• US Dept of State
UNESCO research is currently illuminating:
Turning on Mobile Learning in…• Africa and the  Middle East• Asia• Europe• Latin America• North America• Global Themes
Mobile Learning for Teachers in…• Africa and the  Middle East• Asia• Europe• Latin America• North America• Global Themes
Issues Paper: Mobile Learning PolicyAdvice to policy makerson how to takeadvantage of theunique educationalaffordances of ...
Issues Paper: Future of Mobile LearningHelps policy makersenvision and preparefor the future of mobilelearning
Mobile Technologies for Teacher DevelopmentMexico: Enhance the teaching          Nigeria: Support the pedagogicalpractice ...
Senegal          17
Mexico         18
Pakistan           19
Pakistan           20
Mobile PhoneLiteracy: Empowering Women  Mobile Phone Literacy –  and GirlsEmpowering Women and Girls
Mobile PhoneLiteracy: Empowering Women  Mobile Phone Literacy –  and GirlsEmpowering Women and GirlsProject Aims: Advocati...
Mobile Phone Literacy – Empowering Women and Girls    (Africa)*Case Study 1*Case Study 2          (Latin America &*Case St...
Mobiles for Reading• Research mobile reading habits across 8  developing countries• Understand the needs and desires of mo...
Project updateEFA CROWDSOURCING CHALLENGE
EFA Goals Launch Dates                       10/10/2011 Literacy                       10/11/2011 Universal Primary Educat...
Literacy                                                                   Dates: 10/10/2011 - 09/11/2011                 ...
Grand prize winners announced Oct. 11                              Improving the Quality of Education                     ...
Putting it all together                                              Mobile Phone Four Country           Working Papers   ...
Aims of the Guidelines:• Raise awareness and put mobile learning onto  the ICT in Education agenda.• Promote value and pra...
UNESCO Guidelines on Mobile Learning               Two main sections    Unique Benefits of         Mobile                P...
1) Expand the reach and equity of education2) Facilitate personalized learning3) Power anytime, anywhere learning4) Provid...
1) Create or update policies related to mobile learning2) Train teachers to advance learning through mobiletechnologies3) ...
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013UNESCO Headquarters     Paris, France 18-22 February 2013www.tinyurl.com/mlw2013
Thank youMore information:tinyurl.com/unescomobilelearning
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Steve Vosloo är mobile learning specialist, på Unesco, med ett speciellt fokus på Afrika. Steves ledord i arbetet är: Use the ICTs in the hands of youth to enable their participation Steve medverkade vid DIUs seminarium på Unesco 29 januari 2013.

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  1. 1. UNESCO’s Work in Mobile LearningSteve VoslooPresented to Swedish Delegation, UNESCO, 30 January 2013
  2. 2. WHY MOBILES?
  3. 3. Ubiquitousand powerful mobile devices Potential to benefit learners everywhere Expandingapplicabilityfor teachingand learning
  4. 4. Significance to UNESCO:• Learners who might not have access to high- quality education or even schools often do have working mobile phones.• People generally know how to use mobile phones for communication and other purposes.• Mobile technologies will become more ubiquitous and powerful in the future.
  5. 5. Given the ubiquity and power of mobile devices, UNESCO iscommitted to understanding their potential to expand educational opportunities and sharing this information with others.
  6. 6. Our Guiding Question:How can countries best leveragemobile technologies to supportEFA goals and enrich learning?
  7. 7. UNESCO’s work in mobile learning Approach: • Conducting research and disseminating knowledge • Providing guidance to member states • Action projects for pilot testing and capacity building • Convening community Main focus areas/activities: • Policy for mobile learning • Teacher development and mobile technologies • Literacy for women and girls through mobiles • Mobiles for Reading • Crowdsourcing for EFA • Mobile Learning Week
  8. 8. PartnershipsUNESCO’s work in mobile learning is madepossible through key partnerships:• Nokia• US Dept of State
  9. 9. UNESCO research is currently illuminating:
  10. 10. Turning on Mobile Learning in…• Africa and the Middle East• Asia• Europe• Latin America• North America• Global Themes
  11. 11. Mobile Learning for Teachers in…• Africa and the Middle East• Asia• Europe• Latin America• North America• Global Themes
  12. 12. Issues Paper: Mobile Learning PolicyAdvice to policy makerson how to takeadvantage of theunique educationalaffordances of mobiletechnologies
  13. 13. Issues Paper: Future of Mobile LearningHelps policy makersenvision and preparefor the future of mobilelearning
  14. 14. Mobile Technologies for Teacher DevelopmentMexico: Enhance the teaching Nigeria: Support the pedagogicalpractice of Spanish language practice and content knowledgeteachers working with students of English language teacherswho speak indigenous languagesPakistan: Develop the Senegal: Improve the teaching ofprofessional practice of early science and math in secondarychildhood care and education schoolsinstructors working in rural areas.
  15. 15. Senegal 17
  16. 16. Mexico 18
  17. 17. Pakistan 19
  18. 18. Pakistan 20
  19. 19. Mobile PhoneLiteracy: Empowering Women Mobile Phone Literacy – and GirlsEmpowering Women and Girls
  20. 20. Mobile PhoneLiteracy: Empowering Women Mobile Phone Literacy – and GirlsEmpowering Women and GirlsProject Aims: Advocating the use of mobile technologies toempower women and girls through documenting anddisseminating successful stories based on analysis of what worksand how to make it work, and what does NOT work• 9 case studies• 2 regional reviews• 3 regional consultation meetings
  21. 21. Mobile Phone Literacy – Empowering Women and Girls (Africa)*Case Study 1*Case Study 2 (Latin America &*Case Study 3 the Caribbean) *Case Study 8 Africa Asia Global Regional Regional Comparative(Asia & the Pacific) Review Review Analysis *Case Study 4 (Arab States) *Case Study 5 *Case Study 9 *Case Study 6 *Case Study 7 Global level Country level cases Regional level reviews comparison
  22. 22. Mobiles for Reading• Research mobile reading habits across 8 developing countries• Understand the needs and desires of mobile- based readers in developing countries Contribute to one of the most promising opportunities for raising reading levels in developing countries
  23. 23. Project updateEFA CROWDSOURCING CHALLENGE
  24. 24. EFA Goals Launch Dates 10/10/2011 Literacy 10/11/2011 Universal Primary Education 12/12/2011 Youth and Adult Learning Needs 10/02/2012 Improving the Quality of Education 12/03/2012 Gender Parity and Equality in EducationEarly Childhood Careand Education 10/04/2012 Early Childhood Care and Education 31/05/2012 End of Challenge
  25. 25. Literacy Dates: 10/10/2011 - 09/11/2011 Winner: Sanjith Yeruva (United States) Winning idea: Test on Text Test on Texts: a mobile application for students that evaluates their knowledge via text questions and suggests content in an intuitive manner. Universal Primary Education Dates: 10/11/2011 - 11/12/2011 Winner: Swaroop John (India) Winning idea: I-Learn I-Learn: a mobile application for students that encourages picture-based learning to complement radio broadcasts Youth and Adult Learning Needs Date: 12/12/2011 - 09/02/2012 Winner: Eric Kotonya (Kenya) Winning idea: Education Time Bank Education Time Bank: a mobile application encouraging teens and adults to learn in personalized,EFA interactive short sessions of highly-specialized topics. The proposed app lets anyone credit their account by providing live training through IM (instant messaging) or video chat, and later use these credits to purchase training on other topics from community members. Improving the Quality of EducationCrowdsorucing Dates: 10/02/2012 - 11/03/2012 Winner: Harkirat Singh (India) Winning idea: "Mission for the week"Winners Start "Mission for the week" program: Teachers get a mission every week, so that their way of teaching, understanding and helping students gives the best results. Gender Parity and Equality in Education Dates: 12/03/2012 - 09/04/2012 Winner: Laura Blackheart (United States) Winning idea: Mobile Partners in Education Mobile Partners in Education: a mobile application that pairs up girls in disadvantaged communities with an advantaged classroom (across the globe or close to home) through mobile technology. With a mobile device, a girl who does not have the opportunity to access a good education can join her sponsor class via voice, video, text, and app. Early Childhood Care and Education Dates: 10/04/2012 - 31/05/2012 Winner: Nand Wadhwani (China) Winning idea: Health Phone HealthPhone: HealthPhone uses mobile technology to provide information for women to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families. Content will include information on nutrition, common childhood diseases, pregnancy, childbirth, the first year of life, child survival, growth, learning, development and protection, and women empowerment. Videos, audio recordings, images, and text messages will be produced and delivered to families via mobile phones.
  26. 26. Grand prize winners announced Oct. 11 Improving the Quality of Education Dates: 10/02/2012 - 11/03/2012 Winner: Harkirat Singh (India) Winning idea: "Mission for the week" Start "Mission for the week" program: Teachers get a mission every week, so that their way of teaching, understanding and helping students gives the best results.
  27. 27. Putting it all together Mobile Phone Four Country Working Papers Literacy – Projects Series: Global Empowering Reviews Women and GirlsIssues Paper on Issue Paper onMobile Learning the Future of Policy Guidelines Mobile Learning for Mobile Learning Policy Online Support Resources
  28. 28. Aims of the Guidelines:• Raise awareness and put mobile learning onto the ICT in Education agenda.• Promote value and practicability of mobile learning.• Make high-level recommendations for creating policies that enable mobile learning.
  29. 29. UNESCO Guidelines on Mobile Learning Two main sections Unique Benefits of Mobile Policy Technologies for Recommendations Learning
  30. 30. 1) Expand the reach and equity of education2) Facilitate personalized learning3) Power anytime, anywhere learning4) Provide immediate feedback and assessment5) Ensure the productive use of time spent in classrooms6) Build new communities of students7) Support situated learning8) Enhance seamless learning9) Bridge formal and informal learning10) Assist learners in unusual circumstances11) Improve communication and administration12) Maximize cost efficiency
  31. 31. 1) Create or update policies related to mobile learning2) Train teachers to advance learning through mobiletechnologies3) Provide support and training to teachers through mobiletechnologies4) Optimize educational content for use on mobile devices5) Ensure gender equality for mobile students6) Expand and improve connectivity options while ensuringequity7) Develop strategies to provide devices for students whocannot afford them8) Use mobile technology to improve communication andeducation management9) Promote the safe, responsible, and healthy use of mobiletechnologies10) Raise awareness of mobile learning through advocacy,leadership, and dialogue
  32. 32. UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013UNESCO Headquarters Paris, France 18-22 February 2013www.tinyurl.com/mlw2013
  33. 33. Thank youMore information:tinyurl.com/unescomobilelearning

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