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Internet & Education: Can this partnership close the digital divide?

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Can the Internet in education close the digital divide?

There likely isn’t a simple “yes” or “no” answer to such a question, but it sparks an interesting thought at a time when universal access to information and quality lifelong learning (UN Sustainable Development Goal 4) has never been more of a priority.

Join us on December 6 to hear from a panel of experts and work with us to determine what actions we must take together to underscore Internet in Education so that no one is left behind.

The Community Forum will consider some of the most challenging questions relating to the impact of the Internet on education, including:

  • How can a national ICT in Education program help connect the unconnected?
  • How do we better equip our children with digital skills for the future?
  • How can the Internet in Education bolster the knowledge economy?

This will be a 90-minute session moderated by Ben Petrazzini, IDRC (International Development Research Centre) and will be broken into a panel discussion and a community Q+A segment. The conversation will feature several guest speakers, including:

  • Tomi Dolenc, Academic and Research Network (ARNES), Slovenia
  • Miguel Brechner, Ceibal Plan, Uruguay
  • Dirk Hastedt, IEA, Netherlands & Germany
  • Shireen Yacoub, Edraak.org, Jordan
  • Patrick Muinda, Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda

We also invite you to discover our new policy paper on Internet access and education ahead of our discussion, to explore the ways in which policymakers can unlock the potential of the Internet in support of education. You can read the policy paper on our website.

Join the discussion happening now!

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Time

13:00 – 14:30 UTC

Wednesday 06 December 2017

Location

Online meeting

Internet & Education: Can this partnership close the digital divide?

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