MRC: Education Transformation: Importance of ICT in 21st Century Education
Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 09:00 - 10:15, Jupiter 4+5
Today’s students live in a world of global competition, technology-fuelled innovation, and rapid change that requires new skill-sets such as problem solving, collaborative learning, and critical thinking. The integration of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in the teaching and learning process helps the acquisition of these new skills, in and out of the classroom. In this session ministers of ICT, ministers of communications, government officials and industry partners debate the importance of accelerating ICTs to transform education, discuss the barriers that need to be overcome and present key learnings from their own experiences. How can we best take advantage of successful technology implementations that have promoted 21st century learning and promoted thriving communities around the world?