Session Explores Innovative Use of ICT by RCEs and Contributions to Skills Development in Rural and Remote Areas

From 6-7 October, 2022, the Central Asian Symposium on ICT in Education (CASIE) was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, under the theme 'ICT-enabled Skills Development in Rural and Remote Areas.' Organised by UNESCO, in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), the event provided a platform for participants to discuss policies and practices towards developing ICT-enabled education in rural and remote areas, as well as action plans to support the learning recovery and transformation of education for learners in these areas.

In a presentation on 'Innovative Use of ICT in Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs)', Dr. Jonghwi Park (UNU-IAS) shared preliminary findings from research on the innovative use of technologies for ESD by RCEs, along with examples of ICT empowered RCE projects. The research being conducted will analyse RCE projects that were reported in the RCE database for the last 5 years (2017-2022), and investigate factors affecting their use of technologies, whilst also comparing regional and local differences. The main study is planned to be completed in early 2023.

Learn more about the symposium here.