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Education is the key to social and economic development. It paves the way for more just and sustainable societies that value knowledge, promote a culture of peace, celebrate diversity and defend human rights. However, despite recent progress towards Education for All - UNESCO’s top priority - millions of children, youth and adults still lack access to good quality education and the benefits it brings.

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Education is the key to social and economic development. It paves the way for more just and sustainable societies that value knowledge, promote a culture of peace, celebrate diversity and defend human rights. However, despite recent progress towards Education for All - UNESCO’s top priority - millions of children, youth and adults still lack access to good quality education and the benefits it brings.

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    Young People Today: Time to Act Now

    Young People Today: Time to Act Now

    An initiative that brings together policy makers, young people and civil society to strengthen sexuality education and reproductive and sexual health services in eastern and southern Africa. By having adequate access to these services, young people are empowered to make their own decisions about their health, preventing HIV/AIDS and unexpected pregnancies.

    • 4 min
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    Promoting Financial Literacy Among Somali Youth through Mobile Audio Instruction: The Dab Iyo Dahab Initiative - Leila Dal Santo (SoukTel)

    Promoting Financial Literacy Among Somali Youth through Mobile Audio Instruction: The Dab Iyo Dahab Initiative - Leila Dal Santo (SoukTel)

    Somalia is at a critical juncture: decades of violent conflict, economic recession, and a growing demographic "youth bulge" have spurred the need for significant youth empowerment initiatives--and for bottom-up education strategies that reach the bulk of youth who are illiterate and outside the formal school system. This webinar makes the case for basic mobile audio instruction as a strategy for reaching out-of-school youth across Somalia --particularly young Somali women -- and equipping them with core skills and knowledge that will help them succeed in the workplace. The webinar focuses on the successes of one such initiative, the Dab iyo Dahab mobile financial literacy program, which Souktel and the Education Development Center implemented from 2008-2011 through funding from USAID. This interactive seminar will provide an overview of the technology and curriculum components, share results from a post-project impact evaluation, and give participants a clear understanding of the steps they can take to implement similar interventions as part of their own work.

    • 41 min
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    SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment) - Paul Kim

    SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment) - Paul Kim

    SMILE is a mobile learning platform designed to cause a paradigm shift within education by enabling students to be active agents in their own learning. By utilizing both mobile and micro cloud-based technology, students create, solve, evaluate, and present questions based on their individual research and interest. In SMILE, the quality of the student-generated question is the evidence of learning outcomes, not test scores. This presentation shares lessons learned from implementing SMILE in unique education settings in Asia: a rural village education center in South India, a rural village mixed-grade Islamic boarding school in Indonesia, a South Korean medical university with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) iPads, and a rural village elementary school for first graders using government-issued OTPC (One Tablet Per Child) tablets

    • 6 min
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    The Future of Mobile Learning - Niall Winters (University of London)

    The Future of Mobile Learning - Niall Winters (University of London)

    This report is part of the UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning. The Series seeks to better understand how mobile technologies can be used to improve educational access, equity and quality around the world.

    This webinar will present an overview of the Future of Mobile Learning Report. Four Grand Challenges, all anchored in UNESCO's Education for All agenda, are presented as a frame for evaluating and supporting the future development of mobile learning. The underpinning rationale is to enable mobile learning for all through the equity of provision and opportunity. To address this, a two-pronged approach is presented which focuses on (i) mobile learning as a diverse ecosystem that relies on the cooperation of various entities both public and private, and (ii) significantly increasing practitioner training on the design of mobile learning interventions.

    • 7 min
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    Lessons in mobile learning for women's and girls' empowerment - Diane Boulay

    Lessons in mobile learning for women's and girls' empowerment - Diane Boulay

    How should effective mobile learning initiatives for women and girls be designed? How can they be created in gender-sensitive and sustainable ways? What barriers need to be addressed and what preconditions need to be in place for successful implementation? This presentation will address these important questions as well as initial lessons learned as part of a UNESCO Education Sector's project on "Developing Literacy through Mobile Phones - Empowering Women and Girls". The project's purpose is to study initiatives from around the world aimed at empowering women and girls through education via innovative mobile technology-based learning and information programmes. It is also exploring what makes existing initiatives effective models of using mobile technologies to support literacy development and improve learning outcomes of women and girls, with the aim of providing a foundation for the future planning and implementation of scaling-up activities in this domain. In this context, UNESCO is producing a global report comprised of regional reviews and in-depth case-studies, and has organized three expert workshops focused on Africa, Asia & the Pacific, and Latin America & the Caribbean. Following the presentation of lessons learned based on these inputs, participants will be invited to join in a deeper discussion of the issues.

    • 8 min
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    M is for Mobile! Sesame Street Mobile Initiatives - Miles Ludwig and Anita Stewart (Sesame Workshop)

    M is for Mobile! Sesame Street Mobile Initiatives - Miles Ludwig and Anita Stewart (Sesame Workshop)

    This webinar will present Sesame Workshop's research and key findings related to mobile learning as well as show how we are applying what we have learned through a range of educational mobile initiatives that harness the power of Muppets and mobile platforms, both in the United States and internationally.

    • 45 min

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