Mobile Learning Week (MLW) is the flagship UNESCO conference on mobile technologies and education. Held annually, this event assembles a diverse group of stakeholders to share how affordable and widespread mobile technologies can advance Education for All goals.
The theme of MLW 2014 is teachers
Teachers are the pillars of education systems and their involvement is crucial to the viability of ICT in education efforts. This is particularly true as mobile technology jumps from the margins of education to the mainstream, from informal settings to formal ones and from small independently-funded projects to large government-supported initiatives. Without the support of teachers in their myriad iterations—including those who work with children, youth or adults—technology generally remains peripheral to teaching and learning.
MLW 2014 will explore how mobile technologies can help teachers work more effectively in different contexts. Also, in light of the urgency of the global teacher crisis, UNESCO wants to better understand how mobile technology can help prepare new teachers and provide professional development to working teachers.