UNESCO ICT in Education Prize
Deadline: February 18, 2022.
UNESCO ICT in Education Prize. The adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the urgent need for governments to look into the future of schooling models and leverage technology to build crisis-resilient learning systems.
The inclusive and crisis-resilient learning systems not only include connectivity and access to digital devices, but it also includes the provision of age-appropriate digital content and digital skills training for teachers, students, and caregivers.
In addition, the digitalization of learning systems should be guided by humanistic principles to ensure that technology protects the human rights of everyone, and ensures inclusion and equity.
Technology is meant to be in the service of both human interactions and capacity development.
In the midst of the pandemic, successful learning systems, built on progressive adoption of constantly upgraded technology in education have emerged, this has allowed countries to minimize the scale and scope of educational disruption during the crisis.
This year’s edition of the Prize will award projects that have built and enhanced technology-enabled public learning systems and programs that effectively ensured the continuity and quality of learning for everyone. The projects must ensure adequate data privacy and the well-being of the students, teachers, and caregivers. They should also put into consideration the adoption of greening strategies to mitigate or neutralize the negative impacts of the technological solutions to internet connectivity and digital devices in education.
- Your project should continue for at least 1 year
- Your project and organization should not be affiliated with UNESCO or receive any funding from UNESCO
- The technology tools used by your project should be open and free
- This prize is open to individuals, institutions, non-governmental organizations, or other entities.
Criteria to be Selected
- Relevance to the relative Focus: The project must be in line with the objectives of the Prize and is relevant to the specific theme of the year
- Innovation: The project must apply innovative technologies to provide affordable and inclusive tools
- Evidence of Impact: The project should provide good evidence of impact
- Potential for Replicability and Scalability: The project must show evidence that it can be replicated in other contexts or have the potential to further optimize and scale its impact
- Inclusion and Equity: The project must use innovative technologies to advance inclusion and equity in education while taking into account marginalized groups, learners in crises and emergencies contexts, and learners with disabilities.
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