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Action Line C7 (E-learning) - Ensuring Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promoting Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All

United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO)

Session Description

The Education 2030 Agenda reaffirms a political commitment to establish legal and policy frameworks that promote inter alia, coordinated partnerships at all levels and across sectors and to uphold the right to participation of all stakeholders. SDG  4 which calls for the international community to ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’ with its key pillars of access, equity and inclusion.

This session will explore actions related to supporting SDG 4 ‘Education’ of the Education 2030 agenda, with a focus on supporting innovative strategies for access to quality learning opportunities, including through approaches related to access to information, information ethics and digital literacy for learners and teachers in the 21st Century. Discussion on the role of openly licensed educational resources (OER), free and open software (FOSS) will be included.

This Session will advance the link between SDG 4 and inclusive Knowledge Societies and how the WSIS Action Line E-learning (C7) will be contributing to reaching SDG4. Panelists and participants will examine the following questions:
• What are the links between access to information, information ethics and digital literacy for learners and teachers in the 21st Century?
• What is the role of open solutions such as OER and FOSS in bringing forward SDG 4 ‘Education’ in an equitable and inclusive manner?
• What are the partnerships necessary for linking SDG4 to WSIS Action Line C7?

Moderator

Zeynep Varoglu, Communications and Information Sector, UNESCO

Speakers / panellists

tbc

Link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C4. Capacity building
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-learning

WSIS Action Line C7 and C4

Link to the Sustainable Development Process

This session will explore actions related to supporting SDG 4 ‘Education’ of the Education 2030 agenda, with a focus on supporting innovative strategies for access to quality learning opportunities, including through approaches related to access to information, information ethics and digital literacy for learners and teachers in the 21st Century. Discussion on the role of openly licensed educational resources (OER), free and open software (FOSS) will be included.

Session 189
  • Friday, 11:00 – 12:30
  • Room C1, ITU Tower
  • Interpretation: E/F
  • Interactive Action Line Facilitation Meeting

WSIS Forum 2016 | WSIS Action Lines: Supporting the Implementation of SDGs
2–6 May 2016, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland