September 4, 2023 – September 7, 2023
The Digital Learning Week is the rebranding of the decade-long UNESCO Mobile Learning Week and will serve as the new UNESCO annual flagship event on digital learning to steer the human-centred digital transformation of education. It aims to convene in-person events to reassemble the global community of policy-makers, practitioners, educators, private sector partners, researchers and development agencies to jointly respond to the new dynamic around digital learning.
The inaugural edition of Digital Learning Week will look closely at public digital learning platforms and generative AI, examining how both can be steered to reinforce and enrich humanistic education.
It will feature the Award ceremony of the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education with its latest edition focused on the use of public digital learning platforms.
Core expected outcomes include:
- Guidance for Generative AI in education and research
To be released during Digital Learning Week
- AI Competency Frameworks for teachers and students
To be presented to collect feedbacks on the drafts in view of their finalization by early 2024.
The event will also highlight some important guidance produced by UNESCO in this area, and multiple UNESCO policy guidelines on digital learning and AI in education including AI and Education: Guidance for Policy-makers, Guidelines for ICT in Education Policies and Masterplans, Education and Blockchain, and K-12 AI curricula: a mapping of government-endorsed AI curricula.