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ICHEI Participated in the 2019 Mobile Learning Week with HUAWEI and Weidong Cloud Education Group

March 8, 2019
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The 2019 Mobile Learning Week was held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 4 to 8 March 2019. ICHEI participated in this event with its  global strategic partners- HUAWEI and Weidong Cloud Education Group.

ICHEI with its global strategic partner—HUAWEI and Weidong

The 2019 Mobile Learning Week includes policy forum and workshop, symposiums and strategic labs. It was preceded by ‘A Global Conference – Principles for AI: Towards a Humanistic Approach?’. In addition, enterprises and international organizations from all over the world participated in the Mobile Learning Week Exhibition to showcase their latest practices and products in the fields of artificial intelligence and education.

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO delivered a speech in the conference

ICHEI is the only category 2 centre of UNECO specialized in higher education. It aims to promote higher education innovation through application of information and communication technology. Since its establishment, ICHEI has actively explored how to use new technology to promote the development of higher education in developing countries, and has carried out a series of fruitful work. ICHEI was invited to attend the 2019 Mobile Learning Week and to discuss the development of AI and higher education with higher education representatives and AI experts from all over the world. ICHEI also delivered a speech on higher education innovation in the context of AI, which received positive response from the participants.

HAN Wei, Deputy Director of ICHEI gave a presentation in the symposium
Scene of the Symposium

Besides, Professor LI Ming, Director of ICHEI was invited to participate in the Strategic Lab – ‘Artificial Intelligence Global Goods for Education’. The strategic Lab brings together partners from around the world, including representatives from Microsoft, Harvard University, think tanks and NGOs. Participants actively explored how to make available AI power and tools as ‘Global Goods’ for Education and how to reach inclusive and equitable access and use of AI in education to accelerate the achievement of SDG 4. Based on the strategy lab discussion, ITU will produce related recommendation.

2019 Mobile Learning Week was organized by UNESCO, ITU, ProFuturo Foundation and Skillogs. The theme of the event this year is ‘Artificial Intelligence for sustainable development’, and there are four sub-themes for the event this year: (1) ensure inclusive and equitable use of AI in education; (2) leverage AI to enhance education and learning; (3) promote skills development for jobs and life in the AI era; and (4) safeguard transparent and auditable use of education data.

Mobile Learning Week is UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education conference which was held annually at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the event convenes education and technology experts from around the world and over 800 participants attend Mobile Learning Week annually.