The ICT for Education working group of Educaid.be focuses on the use of ICT instruments, programmes and practices in education and training in developing countries. Following on a day-long international conference on the topic in 2017, Digital, Education and Development. How to be smart about it?, the working group now wants to facilitate the exchange of best practices among Belgian actors during a half-day workshop in Brussels.
The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss the implementation of innovative education initiatives and tools with a digital component in a challenging environment with limited resources and high demands.
The workshop will be divided in a (short) presentation part, followed by a exchanges in small groups on best-practices and brainstorming on digital practices in education, to discuss how existing tools can be used and improved while striving for inclusion. Apart from a specific expertise (offer) the idea is also to define crucial needs (demands) in further developing projects based on group discussions. All submitted proposals will be posted on Kindling.be.
Maximum 4 best practices will be presented in more detail (15-min presentation), others will be able to show their experiences in a pitch format (5-minute presentation). These will be followed by discussions in smaller groups.
Any organization or individual who has an experience to share in the field of ICT4E in a development context can submit a proposal and/or participate: academics, teachers, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, private sector, government representatives, etc.
Participants who wish to present their project or experience, can submit their proposal via the below application form. In your presentation outline, you should at least mention (1) the problem addressed and (2) tips and tricks or lessons learnt you have collected that can be of interest to other organizations facing similar issues.
Deadline for submission: 24 August 2018
The selection committee will meet early September, after which you will be informed whether your proposal has been withheld, and if you are to present in a 15-minute or 5-minute format.