WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015

“E-learning (see also section C4)
Information and communication technologies, through learner-centered and personalised e-learning, will enable equitable access to quality education and lifelong learning for all; the least advantaged in society will be aided by ICTs to access to quality learning experiences tailored to their needs; youth will have opportunities to develop appropriate media and information literacy skills, competencies and values that they need to live and work in a digital age; ICTs will contribute to the protection, dissemination and reproduction of indigenous knowledge and enable wide participation in traditional cultural expression. In the information and knowledge societies, ICT will support learning in formal, non-formal and informal settings, in communities and beyond traditional educational structures.

a) Enhance e-learning to be ubiquitous and accessible to all, especially for children, within and beyond formal educational structures and quality education facilities in their community through developing enabling national policies for ICTs in Education which focus on equality of access to education and on raising the quality of teaching. Policy implementation should ensure the full integration of ICTs in curriculum development and delivery and into training systems at all levels, including Technical and Vocational Education and Training systems (TVET).
b) Ensure that educators and teachers of all levels have the sufficient competencies to make effective pedagogical use of ICT and to facilitate learners’ e-learning and support the transformation of Teacher Professional Development (TPD) through ICT integration in Teacher Training curricula, and ensure that TPD is ongoing and incremental throughout teachers’ careers. This would include harnessing emerging technological innovations, including open modalities and strategies (e.g. Open Educational Resources – OER, Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Massive Online Open Courses – MOOCS, Text and Data Mining) as well as the development of multiple literacies for the 21st Century for teachers and learners.
c) Support for the creation of relevant e-learning content for teaching and learning in local languages and in the processes of curriculum integration and assessment, and make them available under open licensing. Promote awareness of the value of existing and emerging trends in open modalities and strategies.
d) Support the establishment of Education Management and Information Systems in all educational institutions and wide-spread cross-generational community learning initiatives to also bridge technical skills gaps.
e) Research in, investment in, and development of, good practice models for m-learning to widen access to learning opportunities to rural populations, in particular in developing countries.”

Draft WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015.

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