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Conversations from the World Bank Education Technology team.

    Exploring the Potential of Digital Technologies to Innovate Education and Training Practices: A Conversation with the European Commission - Part II

    Exploring the Potential of Digital Technologies to Innovate Education and Training Practices: A Conversation with the European Commission - Part II

    Today, you are listening to a conversation between Yves Punie, Senior Scientist and Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Seville, Unit Human Capital and Employment, and Cristobal Cobo, Senior Education Technology Specialist at the World Bank, about the potential of digital technologies to innovate education and training practices in the European context. This is Part II of a two-part conversation. Part I of the conversation focuses on the potential of digital technologies to innovate education and training practices and improve access to lifelong learning for employment, personal development and social inclusion. 

    Yves Punie is senior scientist and Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Seville, Unit Human Capital and Employment. He is leading its research and policy activities on "Digital Learning and Skills". The research area started in 2005 with the aim to provide evidence-based policy support to the European Commission on harnessing the potential of digital technologies to innovate education and training practices, improve access to lifelong learning and to deal with the rise of new (digital) skills and competences needed for employment, personal development and social inclusion.

    Recent work on capacity building for the digital transformation of education and learning, and for the changing requirements for skills and competences has focussed on the development of digital competence frameworks for citizens (DigComp), educators (DigCompEdu), educational organisations (DigCompOrg) as well as frameworks on Personal, Social and Learning to Learn (LifeComp) and entrepreneurship (EntreComp).

    Before joining the JRC in 2001, he was interim Assistant Professor at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences.

    List of publications, see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yves_Punie

    • 21 min
    Exploring the Potential of Digital Technologies to Innovate Education and Training Practices: A Conversation with the European Commission - Part I

    Exploring the Potential of Digital Technologies to Innovate Education and Training Practices: A Conversation with the European Commission - Part I

    Today, you are listening to a conversation between Yves Punie, Senior Scientist and Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Seville, Unit Human Capital and Employment, and Cristobal Cobo, Senior Education Technology Specialist at the World Bank, about the potential of digital technologies to innovate education and training practices and improve access to lifelong learning for employment, personal development and social inclusion. This is Part I of a two-part conversation. Part II of the conversation will be an upcoming podcast episode and will focus on digital technologies to innovate education and training practices in the European context.

    Yves Punie is senior scientist and Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Seville, Unit Human Capital and Employment. He is leading its research and policy activities on "Digital Learning and Skills". The research area started in 2005 with the aim to provide evidence-based policy support to the European Commission on harnessing the potential of digital technologies to innovate education and training practices, improve access to lifelong learning and to deal with the rise of new (digital) skills and competences needed for employment, personal development and social inclusion.

    Recent work on capacity building for the digital transformation of education and learning, and for the changing requirements for skills and competences has focussed on the development of digital competence frameworks for citizens (DigComp), educators (DigCompEdu), educational organisations (DigCompOrg) as well as frameworks on Personal, Social and Learning to Learn (LifeComp) and entrepreneurship (EntreComp).

    Before joining the JRC in 2001, he was interim Assistant Professor at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). He holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences.

    List of publications, see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yves_Punie

    • 24 min
    Supporting Teachers' Continuous Professional Development in an Ever-Changing Classroom: a Conversation with HundrED

    Supporting Teachers' Continuous Professional Development in an Ever-Changing Classroom: a Conversation with HundrED

    The World Bank is teaming up with HundrED and the Global Partnership for Education to launch a call for solutions from around the world to support teachers' continuous professional development in an ever-changing classroom. On this episode, World Bank Senior Education Specialist Cristóbal Cobo and World Bank Senior Education Specialist Manal Quota speak with Danny Gilliland, Head of Growth at HundrED about the initiative.

    Applications open today through March 10, 2021! Apply at https://hundred.org/en/articles/hundred-the-world-bank-announce-a-new-project-transforming-teacher-professional-development#9f85e48c.

    • 22 min
    Rolling Out Taleem Ghar (education TV at home) During COVID-19: A Conversation with the Provincial Government of Punjab, Pakistan

    Rolling Out Taleem Ghar (education TV at home) During COVID-19: A Conversation with the Provincial Government of Punjab, Pakistan

    Today, World Bank's EdTech team member, Sharon Zacharia speaks with Abdal Mufti (Head of Research and Policy at Punjab School Education Department, Government of Punjab-Pakistan). They discuss lessons from deploying Punjab's province-wide education TV program called Taleem Ghar including how leveraging stakeholders and a phased roll out approach can speed up implementation to just 3 weeks. Taleem Ghar is a key arsenal of Punjab's remote learning response to COVID-19 based school closures.



    Further suggested reading on Education TV during COVID-19 by the World Bank EdTech team:

    [Case Study] "Pakistan: TeleSchool and Taleem Ghar (Educational TV at Home)" (September 14, 2020): A short case study on Pakistan's federal and provincial education TV programs during COVID-19:  documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/421821600058352361/pakistan-teleschool-and-taleem-ghar-educational-tv-at-home

    [Blog] "Education TV during COVID-19: How to start & What to consider" (April 24, 2020):  A blog that summarizes key takeaways from the World Bank's policy briefing (Rapid Response Guidance Note) on education TV blogs.worldbank.org/education/educational-television-during-covid-19-how-start-and-what-consider

    [Knowledge Pack Slide Deck] "Education TV as a Remote Learning Tool: Knowledge Pack" (June 1, 2020): A short, pragmatic slide deck on how to start & enhance education TV with case studies on Pakistan, China, Korea, Ubongo (Africa) and Sesame Workshop. pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/267791593613610668/Education-TV-Knowledge-Pack-WorldBank-Edtech-Team

    • 34 min
    Building Public-Private Partnerships for Education: A Conversation with the Education Sector at UNESCO

    Building Public-Private Partnerships for Education: A Conversation with the Education Sector at UNESCO

    Today, you are listening to a conversation between Valtencir Mendes, Senior Programme Lead in the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems in the Education Sector at UNESCO and Cristobal Cobo, Senior Education Technology Specialist at the World Bank about the Global Education Coalition, a public-private partnership for education bringing together more than 140 members from the UN family, civil society, academia and the private sector, including coalition members UNESCO, UNICEF and World Bank.



    Valtencir Mendes is a UNESCO Senior Education Programme lead. He coordinates UNESCO’s implementation of the GPE’s Education response to COVID-19 Consortium of Grant Agents: UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank, as well as activities under the framework of the UNESCO Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning. He provides consultative support and strategic advice on UNESCO’s engagement with different innovative programmes and stakeholders; supporting countries in their education policy and strategic plan development and partnerships’ building; contributing to other cross-cutting emerging technologies in education projects and publications. Valtencir is European PhD in Project and Systems Engineering from UPC, Barcelona Tech, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, UK. He pioneered research on emerging technologies, and multi-stakeholder partnerships for the achievement of the UNESCO Education for All initiative. @ValMMendes

    • 35 min
    Reflecting on EdTech & COVID-19: What’s happened, what’s changed, what hasn’t changed, and where are things headed? A conversation with the World Bank EdTech Team

    Reflecting on EdTech & COVID-19: What’s happened, what’s changed, what hasn’t changed, and where are things headed? A conversation with the World Bank EdTech Team

    Today, you are listening to a conversation between World Bank EdTech colleagues Michael Trucano and Alex Twinomugisha as they reflect on how educators have adapted to the coronavirus crisis in the past seven months, moderated by World Bank team member Hallie Applebaum.

    Read Continuity Stories and watch webinars at https://oecdedutoday.com/coronavirus and https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/edutech/brief/lessons-for-education-during-covid-19-crisis.

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    Michael Trucano is the World Bank's Global Lead for Technology and Innovation in Education, working on issues at the intersection of technology use and education in middle- and low-income countries and emerging markets around the world.



    Alex Twinomugisha is a Senior Education Technology Specialist in the World Bank working on technology in education issues. Alex has spent over 20 years working on education and technology policy and program design, procurement and deployment at basic education (K-12), vocational and higher education levels. A core member of the World Bank's global edtech team, Alex’s interests and expertise focus on designing, developing and using technology to solve some of education’s most difficult challenges in developing countries.

    • 33 min

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