Tuesday, May 27, 2008

UNESCO opens call for ICTs in education prize

United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has announced the call for nominations in its Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in Education Prize.

Known as the “Digital Opportunities for All: Preparing Students for 21st-Century Skills” as this year’s theme for the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, is funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The US$50,000 prize is divided between two winners, even as every year, this prize rewards activities that demonstrate best practice as well as creative use of ICTs to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance.

Submissions for candidature must reach UNESCO via the governments of member states, in consultation with their UNESCO National Commissions, or by international non-governmental organizations, which maintain formal relations with the organization.

The organisers also said the deadline for submissions is 31 August 2008, just as winners will be celebrated at an award ceremony on 14 January 2009 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

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