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Achieving gender equality in education: don't forget the boys

Achieving gender equality in education: don't forget the boys | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
"Achieving gender equality in and through education is central to meeting the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While the emphasis tends to be on the effects of gender norms on girls, this paper puts the spotlight on the less recognized effects of these norms on boys’ schooling, particularly at the secondary level and amongst those from the poorest families. It argues that addressing boys’ disadvantage and disengagement in education is an essential part of a response to the challenge of gender inequality, in education and beyond."

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UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
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Universities better than governments at achieving SDGs - University World News

Universities better than governments at achieving SDGs - University World News | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
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Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies

Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, both economically and socially, technology adoption remains one of the defining factors in human progress.
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DME WIDE • World Inequality Database on Education


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A great data visualisation on education inequalities.

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Higher Education for the Sustainable Future We Want


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The Incheon Declaration - Education 2030: Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all | IX ICAE World Assembly

The Incheon Declaration - Education 2030: Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all | IX ICAE World Assembly | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
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Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations

Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
As more people around the world gain access to all the tools of the digital age, the internet will play a greater role in everyday life.
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Convention on Rights of the Child: 25 year effectiveness report

Convention on Rights of the Child: 25 year effectiveness report | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
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80+ page report on Rights of the Child. Useful statistics and infographics.

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Determining distance education students’ readiness for mobile learning at University of Ghana

Determining distance education students’ readiness for mobile learning at University of Ghana | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it

This study investigated University of Ghana Distance Education students’ perceptions toward mobile learning. The paper using the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) explained how students’ beliefs influenced students’ intention to adopt m-learning. Findings from the study showed that most of the students had mobile phones, and used them for conversation and texting. Factor analysis was further conducted which showed strong loadings of factors such as intentions and perceived behavioural control confirming that the TPB explained the students’ m-learning readiness very well. Thus, attitude, subjective norm and behavioural control influenced students’ intention to adopt m-learning. 

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Kids Getting Smarter

Kids Getting Smarter | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
Amanda Ripley’s new book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, is gaining a lot of attention for the accessible way she demonstrates how high achieving countries got that way. While she provides useful insights into the usual suspects: Finland, Korea and Poland (a not so usual suspect), there are lessons waiting to be learned from other places, the least likely suspects, in other words, middle and lower income countries. While this analysis is useful, what policy makers in developing countries ask me is, “Why should we participate in international assessments?” They are concerned with being ranked at the bottom and having nothing to show for their efforts.
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Valuable data analysis about learning improvements (and otherwise) in the developed and developing world. See companion paper: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/07/18021927/expansion-global-data-set-educational-quality-focus-achievement-developing-countries and newly released huge open datasets and summaries: http://datatopics.worldbank.org/education/wDataQuery/QAchievement.aspx

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Forget the naysayers, development policy should be rooted in human rights

Forget the naysayers, development policy should be rooted in human rights | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
David Mepham: Greater respect for human rights can make development more just, curb harmful practices and improve accountability
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An Empirical Overview of Eight Flagship Universities in Africa: 2001-2011 | Center for Higher Education Transformation

An Empirical Overview of Eight Flagship Universities in Africa: 2001-2011 | Center for Higher Education Transformation | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
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Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report

Four quick takeaways on the World Bank’s education report | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
The World Bank today published the 2018 edition of its World Development Report. For the first time, the report is focused entirely on education, and tackling what they call the “learning crisis,…
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UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

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What is the Role of ICT4D in the Sustainable Development Goals? | ICT Works

What is the Role of ICT4D in the Sustainable Development Goals? | ICT Works | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
Now the Sustainable Development Goals are with us, what are the implications for ICT4D? A recent discussion held by members of the Centre for Development Informatics gave some pointers. The MDGs have run their course, achieving a mixed bag of success. The post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – an ambitious set of 17 goals and 169 targets – take over the proverbial baton in the global race towards achieving, what has been described as “the world we want”. There are criticisms of the efficacy of these types of goals and the processes by which they are derived. But they provide a starting point and framework around which actors with varied mandates can gather. Indeed, the SDGs have already begun to shape the development discourse, development models and development funding mechanisms. ICT4D Omission a Mistake? The discussion was initially motivated by a blog post from Tim Unwin where he critiques the limited role of ICTs within the SDGs. While several discussants sympathised
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What Openness Means to the Commonwealth of Learning

Video presentation delivered during Open Education Week, March 7-11, 2016 by Professor Asha Kanwar, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning. CC BY-SA 4.0

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US-based University of the People may tie up with Indian govt for online education

US-based University of the People may tie up with Indian govt for online education | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it

California-based University of the People, the world's first non-profit tuition-free varsity, is looking at India as a major destination for students and plans to explore the possibility of collaborating with the Indian government for providing quality higher education online.

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Small states’ education needs a voice | The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth’s first forum focusing on education in small states opened in Nassau, Bahamas (Monday) with a call to ensure that the needs of small states are not eclipsed by the wider social development agenda.
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Commonwealth of Learning - Large-Scale, Government-Supported Educational Tablet Initiatives

Commonwealth of Learning - Large-Scale, Government-Supported Educational Tablet Initiatives | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it

A growing number of countries are embarking on large-scale, government-supported initiatives to distribute tablet devices to students in the K–12 schooling sector. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that by simply putting this technology in the hands of students, educational access issues will be resolved and educational transformation will occur. In this research project, a systematic review of current government-supported tablet initiatives around the world was conducted to understand their origins, underlying principles, financial and organisational models, and expected outcomes. An extensive literature search and data extracted from identified documents showed that 11 countries have launched government-led tablet initiatives. The review concluded that the majority of these initiatives have been driven by the tablet hype rather than by educational frameworks or research-based evidence. Download the COL Report at: http://www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/COL-Tablet-Initiatives.pdf

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A growing number of countries are embarking on large-scale, government-supported initiatives to distribute tablet devices to students in the K–12 schooling sector. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that by simply putting this technology in the hands of students, educational access issues will be resolved and educational transformation will occur. In this research project, a systematic review of current government-supported tablet initiatives around the world was conducted to understand their origins, underlying principles, financial and organisational models, and expected outcomes.


An extensive literature search and data extracted from identified documents showed that 11 countries have launched government-led tablet initiatives.

The review concluded that the majority of these initiatives have been driven by the tablet hype rather than by educational frameworks or research-based evidence. 


Download the COL Report at: http://www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/COL-Tablet-Initiatives.pdf


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Tablets


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These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa

These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
Reminder: Africa is not a country
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Education for all Global Monitoring Report: Policy Paper 13

Education for all Global Monitoring Report: Policy Paper 13 | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
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This paper shows that aid to education has been on a downward spiral since 2010, putting the achievement of existing and future global education goals at risk.

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MIT, learning technologies, and developing countries: lessons in technology transfer

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Unlocking the potential of the Internet: A Scoping Study in the Mozambique Regional Corridors of Beira and Nacala

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8 maps that will change the way you look at Africa

8 maps that will change the way you look at Africa | Education, ICT & the SDGs | Scoop.it
You already know that Africa isn t a country. But what else? Check out these maps and put Africa s population, income, growth, potential and more into context.
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