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Conversations from the World Bank Education Technology team.

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Conversations from the World Bank Education Technology team.

    Our World Bank EdTech Strategy: Part I

    Our World Bank EdTech Strategy: Part I

    The World Bank EdTech team recently released a paper about its edtech strategy - 5 key principles that it follows to support countries to effectively use edtech to improve the access to and quality of education globally. Today, we are speaking with the EdTech team about this strategy. You can download the strategy paper at http://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/829491606860379513/pdf/Reimagining-Human-Connections-Technology-and-Innovation-in-Education-at-the-World-Bank.pdf

    This is part 1 of a two-part conversation with the Robert Hawkins, Cristobal Cobo, Alex Twinomugisha, Mike Trucano, and Inaki Sanchez, moderated by Hallie Applebaum.

    • 35 min
    Selecting, Evaluating, and Adapting Open Learning Management Systems: the case of ProFuturo

    Selecting, Evaluating, and Adapting Open Learning Management Systems: the case of ProFuturo

    Many countries face several challenges when trying to select, design, adapt, and customize a learning management system (LMS) that meets the particular needs of their education system: finding a scalable, flexible and robust platform; ensuring the interoperability and integration with existing solutions; planning the sustainability over time, and facilitating local ownership are just some of them. 

    Today, you're listening to a conversation with the ProFuturo (https://profuturo.education/en) team (a digital educational program launched by Telefónica Foundation and "la Caixa" Foundation, present in 40 countries) about ProFuturo’s journey and how it mirrors what ministries of education are doing in terms of developing a learning management system for remote and blended learning. Robert Hawkins, Global Lead for Technology and Innovation in Education at the World Bank, and Inaki Sanchez, Analyst with the World Bank Global Edtech team, speak with Ana Delgado, Head of Product Marketing at ProFuturo Foundation, and Álvaro Ros Penche, Senior Expert in Global Partnerships and Institutional Relations at ProFuturo Foundation.

    On February 18, the World Bank and ProFuturo hosted a webinar about open learning management systems. You can watch the recorded webinar here: https://1930181.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Webinar-%20Selecting%2C%20evaluating%20and%20adapting%20open%20Learning%20Management%20Systems%20the%20case%20of%20ProFuturo-Feb%2018%2C%202021/1_bwvl29hr.

    • 38 min
    Leveraging Educational Radio for Continued Teaching and Learning during COVID-19: a Conversation with Sierra Leone Teaching Service Commission

    Leveraging Educational Radio for Continued Teaching and Learning during COVID-19: a Conversation with Sierra Leone Teaching Service Commission

    Today, you're listening to a conversation between Dr. Staneala Beckley, Chair of the Sierra Leone Teaching Service Commission and World Bank Education Specialist Himdat Bayusuf with today's host, World Bank EdTech Consultant Sharon Zacharia. They discuss how educational radio has been used in Sierra Leone to support continuity of teaching and learning, during COVID-19 and lessons leveraged from the use of educational radio during the 2014 Ebola pandemic. The Teaching Service Commission, a part of the Sierra Leone Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE), led the work on educational radio in Sierra Leone during COVID-19.

    Our World Bank EdTech team is speaking with educators globally to learn how they're innovating during COVID-19. We're drawing lessons for how we can continue learning during the pandemic and accelerate learning and build back better after the pandemic. Today's episode is produced through the support of the Global Partnership for Education’s grant to support continuity of learning during the pandemic.



    Further suggested reading:

    - [Knowledge Pack Slide Deck] "Education Radio as a Remote Learning Tool: Knowledge Pack" (August, 2020)

    http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/351561596545287034/EduRadio-KnowledgePack-WorldBank

    - [Blog] "Education TV during COVID-19: How to start & What to consider" (April, 2020)

    https://blogs.worldbank.org/education/educational-television-during-covid-19-how-start-and-what-consider

    - [Briefing] Rapid Response Guidance Note: Educational TV & COVID-19 (April, 2020)

    https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/659411587145759242/rapid-response-guidance-note-educational-television-covid-19

    • 40 min
    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

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