Information and Communication Technologies in Education: Opportunities and Challenges

Monday, 15 February, 2016 - 17:30
Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI) - Dipartimento formazione et apprendimento - Piazza San Francisco 19, Locarno



Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have greatly impacted education in the past decades. New opportunities have arisen in the field of distance learning and serve as a tool to enhance education as a key-driver for sustainable development. On the other hand, ICTs also create some challenges for the education of the new millennium learners.

What are the educational challenges posed by the digital natives? To what extent will their emergence challenge prevailing views about inter-personal communication, knowledge management and learning? What kind of educational responses have been successful so far? 

What are the new opportunities for education in emergency situations and how is high-quality learning made accessible to refugees and forcibly displaced persons?


With the participation of:

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    Prof. Francesc Pedró
    Chief, Education Policy

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    Ms. Marie Maier-Metz. Associate Education Officer

  • Chair and Moderation: Dr Luca BOTTURI, Department of Teaching and Learning, SUPSI


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