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Global Symposium on ICT Use in Education: Building national ICT/education agencies

 

Overview

November 1-4, 2010
Seoul, Korea

Sponsors: the World Bank, the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, UNESCO, the Korea Education & Research Information Service (KERIS), and Intel Asia Pacific and Inter-America Development Bank (IDB).

Many developing countries have embarked upon – and others are seriously considering – large-scale roll-outs of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in their education sector. Similar processes began in most OECD countries 10-20 years ago, in many middle income countries more recently. Structurally, education systems organize themselves in various ways to fund, implement and oversee these sorts of initiatives, which are typically quite expensive – and complex – and the related organizations evolve, in ways incremental and radical, over time. Despite the highly varied local contexts, in most countries, a single institution is core to the implementation of ICT/education initiatives.

What do we know about how such institutions work, and what suggestions might we have for governments creating such institutions for the first time, supporting these sorts of agencies over time, and/or restructuring such organizations to meet future challenges?

Please join us in Seoul, South Korea this November for what is meant to be the first ever global gathering of leaders of national ICT/education agencies (and their equivalents) from OECD, middle income and low income countries to share information about what is working, and what isn’t, and possible roads ahead. Some key questions related to the development of national ICT/education agencies (and their functional equivalents) in developing countries to be considered:

  • How should an education system structure itself to met new challenges in this area, and what roles and responsibilities could/should a dedicated ICT/education agency or unit play?
  • What global and regional models for ‘good practice’ exist?
  • How should such an institution be organized and staffed?
  • What funding mechanisms exist for such institutions, and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
  • How have such organizations evolved over time, and what implications might there be for the future?

(For a quick wrap-up from this event, please see the related World Bank EduTech blog post, Learning from national ICT/education agencies.)

Presentations

 
DAY ONE
| DAY TWO | DAY THREE 

 

DAY ONE

Elizabeth King, Director, Education, The World Bank
MS PowerPoint Education and the Promise of the New Information Technologies

Gwang-jo Kim, Director, UNESCO Bangkok
MS PowerPoint Institutional Development for ICT in Education: A Korean Perspective

Gerald White, Principal Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
MS PowerPoint Experiencing change: Education Network Australia (EdNA)

Gavin Dykes, Associate Director, FutureLab
MS PowerPoint Historical perspectives on building and sustaining national ICT/education strategies

Hiroshi Kato, Director, Center of ICT and Distance Education, The Open University of Japan
MS PowerPoint Vicissitudes of NIME (National Institute of Multimedia Education)

Jeannie Myung-Sook Pang, KERIS
MS PowerPoint KERIS Inception and Building Sustainability

Michael Trucano, Senior ICT and Education Specialist, The World Bank
MS PowerPoint Worst Practice in ICT use in Education: A Global Survey


DAY TWO

Miguel Brechner, President, CITS (Centro para la Inclusion Tecnologica y Social)
MS PowerPoint Plan Ceibal: One Laptop per Child and Teacher of Public School

Chak Wong, Intel Asia Pacific
MS PowerPoint Partnerships That Transform Education

Merly Gómez, National Ministry of Education, Colombia
MS PowerPoint Colombia: Quality Eduction: The path to prosperity

Sebastián Barrientos, National Coordinator, Enlaces
MS PowerPoint Chile: Enlaces


DAY THREE

Miguel Nussbaum, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
MS PowerPoint Innovative approaches to using ICTs in education

Yungheun Pae, KERIS
MS PowerPoint Introduction of KOCW (Korea Open Courseware)

KERIS
MS PowerPoint e-Learning Support for Primary & Secondary Education in Korea

Myuong Ho Shin, KERIS
MS PowerPoint The Future of Education: NEIS : National Education Information System

BoKyung Kye, KERIS
MS PowerPoint Future School 2030 Project in Korea

Fengchun Miao, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Bangkok
MS PowerPoint Building and Sustaining ICT/education Agencies: Lessons and Challenges from the Asia-Pacific Context: Roundtable Discussion 

Prof. Dr. Alauddin Ahmed & Md. Afzal Hossain Sarwar, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh
MS PowerPoint Bangladesh: Teacher-led Digital Content Development: A new initiative for teacher’s empowerment

Zhanna Andreasyan, Center for Education Projects PIU, Armenia
MS PowerPoint Information and Communication Technologies in the field of general education in Armenia

Hind Belhabib, Head of the Directorate of Information Systems, Ministry of Education, Morocco
MS PowerPoint Morocco: NAJAH - ICT in the middle of reform

Robin Horn, Sector Manager, Education, The World Bank
MS PowerPoint Benchmarking Education Systems for Results: A System-wide Approach

Agenda

October 31 (Sunday) 

Time 

Program 

18:00-20:00

Welcome Reception: Kumkang Room(B1 floor) 
(Registration: 18:00-18:30)

November 1 (Monday) 

Time 

Program 

Speaker 

08:30-09:00

Registration (Kumkang Room) 

09:00-09:30

Congratulatory Remarks 
Opening Remarks 
- Dong-geun Seul, Vice Minister of Education, Science and Technology 
- Elizabeth King (Director, World Bank) 

09:30-10:30 

Overview of Symposium 
Introduction of Participants

- Michael Trucano (Senior ICT & Education Specialist, World Bank) 
- Jongwon Seo (Researcher, KERIS) 

10:30-10:50 

Coffee Break

10:50-11:30

Keynote Speech I : Historical Perspectives on Building and Sustaining institutional Capacity to Implement ICT/education Initiatives 

- Gwang-Jo Kim 
(Director, UNESCO Bangkok) 

11:30-12:00 

Open Discussion

12:00-13:40 

Lunch 

- Oksan Buffet 

13:40-14:50 

Case Study I: Historical Perspectives on Building and Sustaining National ICT/education Agencies 

- Australia 
- Becta (UK) 
- Moderator: Tony Bloome (USAID) 

14:50-15:20 

Coffee Break

15:20-16:40 

Case Study II: Major Achievements & Challenges 

- Open University (Japan) 
- KERIS (Korea) 
- Moderator: Keith Krueger (Consortium for Schoul Networking) 

16:40-17:20 

Building and Sustaining ICT/education agencies: Reflections from day one 

- World Bank 
- KERIS 

17:20-17:30 

Worst practice on ICT use in education 

- World Bank 

17:30-17:50 

Break 

  

18:00-19:40 

Welcome Dinner

- Venue: Yongsusan 

  

November 2 (Tuesday)

Time 

Program 

Speaker 

08:30-08:40 

Introduction

- KERIS 

08:40-09:50 

Case Study III: Building a National ICT/education Agency: Plan Ceibal in Uruguay 

- Uruguay 
- Moderator: Sungmin Park(World Bank) 

09:50-10:10

Coffee Break

10:10-11:30 

Roundtable Discussion: Building and Sustaining National ICT/Education Institutions: Achievements and Challenges

- Thailand 
- Malaysia
- Mongolia
 
- Moderator: Tony Bloome (USAID) 

11:30-11:40 

Announcements

  

11:50-13:20 

Lunch

- Oksan Buffet 

13:20-14:20 

Welcome from Partner & Public-Private-Partnerships for Building and sustaining ICT/Education Agencies: A view from the Private Sector 

- Navin Shenoy(Vice President, Intel Asia Pacific) 
- Chak Wong(Director, Intel Asia Pacific) 

14:20-14:40 

Coffee Break

14:40-15:40

Roundtable Discussion: Considerations for Building and sustaining ICT/education Agencies: Views from Donor Agencies 

- World Bank, IDB, KEXIM, KOICA, USAID, and Intel 
- Moderator: Robin Horn (World Bank) 

15:40-16:00 

Coffee Break

16:00-17:10 

Roundtable Discussion: Building and Sustaining National ICT/education institutions: Achievements and Challenges from South America 

- Colombia, Chile, and Brazil 
- Panel: IDB, USAID 
- Moderator: Marcelo Perez Alfaro (IDB) 

17:10-17:20 

Building and Sustaining ICT/education Agencies: Reflections from day two 

- KERIS 
- World Bank 

17:20-17:40

Benchmarking Education Systems 

- World Bank 

18:00-21:30 

Dinner & Cultural Tour 

- 63 City 
- Musical Fanta-stick (8 pm) 

  

November 3 (Wednesday)

Time 

Program 

Speaker 

08:50-09:00 

Introduction

- World Bank 
- KERIS 

09:00-10:00

Keynote Speech II : Innovative approaches to using ICTs in education

- Miguel Nussbaum 

10:00-10:30 

Coffee Break

10:30-11:50 

Building and Sustaining ICT/Education Agencies: Lessons from KERIS

- Se-yeoung Chun (President, KERIS) 
- Panel: KERIS Executives 
- Moderator: Michael Trucano (World Bank) 

11:50-13:20 

Lunch

- Oksan Buffet 

13:20-14:30 

Building and Sustaining ICT/education Agencies: Lessons and Challenges from the Asia-Pacific Context : Roundtable Discussion

- Cambodia 
- Laos 
- Philippines 
- Indonesia 
- Vietnam 
- Moderator: Miao Fengchun (UNESCO Bangkok) 

14:30-15:30

Building and Sustaining ICT/education Agencies: Country Challenges

- Moderator: Galina Voytsehovska (World Bank) 

15:30-16:00 

Coffee break

  

16:00-17:00 

Building and Sustaining ICT/education Agencies: Lessons and Challenges 

- Armenia 
- Morocco
- Bangladesh
 
- Moderator: Yongsang Cho(KERIS) 

17:00-18:00 

Documenting National Experiences in Building and Sustaining Institutions Responsible for the Implementation of Large-scale ICT/education Initiatives 

- Moderator: World Bank / KERIS 

18:00-18:10 

Closing Remarks

- Gyutae Kim (Director General, MEST) 

19:00-21:00

Farewell dinner

- Han River Cruise 

  

November 4 (Thursday)

Time 

Program 

Speaker 

08:00-08:30

Orientation for the Field Visit 

- KERIS 
- Venue: Oksan Buffet Seminar Room 

09:30-11:00 

Field Visit : Sindong Elementary schoul

11:30-13:00 

Lunch 

- Venue: Silk Spice 

13:30-15:00 

Field Visit: KERIS (Korea Education & Research Information Service) 

15:30-17:30 

Cultural Tour: Gyeongbokgung royal palace 

17:30-18:30 

Dinner 

- Venue: Seven Springs 
 






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