“Rebuilding towards ICT-enabled resilient education in the COVID-19 era”
COVID-19 has disrupted education for almost 430 million students in South Asia, with concern that some may never return to class, according to recent findings from UNICEF. At the most risk of being left behind are students from resource-poor remote and rural areas, as well as those from low-income households. Meanwhile, the region is challenged to continue improving the quality of education, learning outcomes and skills development to empower students to lead fuller lives.
ICT has the potential to improve the teaching-learning process, education management efficiency and learning outcomes to achieve quality education and skills development goals. However, appropriate policies, ICT infrastructure, teacher-capacity building and content development are all needed to support students in continuing their learning trajectories.
In this context, we invite you to the second South Asia Regional Symposium on ICT for Education 2020 (SARSIE) on 15-16 October, under the theme of “Rebuilding Towards ICT-Enabled Resilient Education in the COVID-19 Era”.
The symposium will present applications of ICT that improve the quality of education and skills training, bridging learning disruption while working towards equity. It provides a platform for policy-makers, field experts and practitioners to share knowledge and experiences, and reflect on actions to build more resilient national education systems to cope with disasters and emergencies.
When: 15 and 16 October, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm New Delhi time
Type of event: Webinar (open to public)
Who: Government officials, education practitioners, edtech agencies/companies and private sector, researchers, development partners, civil society from around the world and interested participants