How can phones help in learning to read? Ideas needed
Nokia’s IdeasProject platform is once again put into good use. Nokia, UNESCO and the Pearson Foundation have teamed up and kicked off a Literacy challenge and are hoping people to share ideas, connect and collaborate on solutions for Education for All. This crowdsourcing challenge is an initiative to develop various suggestions on how mobile communication can help achieve these goals.
The way the challenge works is that the suggestions are generated by a dynamic interaction between participants - education experts, teachers, students, software developers, You - all contributing to the challenge in the IdeasProject site. These dynamic exchanges are expected lead to concrete projects that will then be developed and implemented either by Nokia or by participants in the challenge. The Challenge will also be opened in Chinese and Spanish still during this year.
If you have an idea, go and share it. If not, why not just give comments to the ideas from others.
Each month until May, a new area of Education for All goals will be featured. After the initial literacy challenge, you will be able to contribute to Access to Universal Primary Education, Life Skills & Lifelong Learning, Quality of Education, Gender Equality in Education and Early Childhood Care and Development areas.
The Education for All movement is a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth and adults. At the World Education Forum (Dakar, 2000), 164 governments pledged to achieve Education for All and identified six goals to be met by 2015. UNESCO is mandated to coordinate the collective efforts of governments, development agencies, civil society and the private sector to reach the goals.