The Mobiles for Education Alliance Symposium is Looking for Presentation Proposals

July 22, 2015Duncan McCullough
 

Global leaders in the field of Education Technology will meet this fall for the 5th Annual mEducation Alliance Symposium (Oct28-30).  The convening’s theme will be Leveraging Information and Communication Technologies for Supporting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the major tracks for the Symposium will be Promoting Learning; Education in Crisis and Conflict Settings; Alternative Education Models; and Lifelong Learning.

Clearly these issues are, and will continue to be, of the utmost importance to the global development community.  We know that many of our programs have unique experience with exactly these questions, and are urging our community to respond to mEducation’s call for presentation proposals before the August 21st deadline.

As in past Symposia, there will be several cross-cutting themes including: inclusive approaches for marginalized groups; overcoming technical challenges; game-based and user centered-design; innovative financing (including ePayments); innovative public/private sector partnerships; and, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Submission Guidelines

The Symposium Planning Committee (SPC) will select 15-20 presentation proposals based on a rating system which considers project strengths and needs. Proposed projects can be at any stage of the development process, from the concept phase to exploring opportunities to scale up, but significant review criteria will include selecting those projects with some level of institutional commitment. Proposals must include the following information to be considered for review:

  • Presentation title
  • Presenters and relationship to project
  • Focus of project presentation
  • Project goals and objectives
  • Target population (What countries? How many users and/or participants? Marginalized or disadvantaged groups?)
  • Current status of project implementation
  • Mobile technolog(ies) utilized for the intervention
  • mEducation Alliance “track” alignment (e.g., Learning, crisis/conflict etc.)
  • Goal in participating in the Symposia
  • Current project commitments, partners and roles, and/or partners sought.

Interested Programs Should Apply Now

This is a valuable opportunity to connect with leading donor organizations, private sector, NGO, ICT4E researchers, project innovators, and key policymakers engaged in the field of technologies and education to deepen knowledge exchange and collaboration for sharing and scaling project impact. Although the deadline for submissions is August 21, 2015 - we encourage all those interested to begin the process as soon as possible, so as not to miss out on this valuable chance to share and connect.

If you would like to find more information about this year's call for presentation proposals, including sponsorship opportunities, please visit the mEducation Alliance website, http://www.meducationalliance.org/content/call-presentation-proposals-2015.

Please direct any additional questions and comments to 2015medusymp@gmail.com.

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