UNESCO-UNIR ICT & Education Latam Congress 2016 has successfully been developed in terms of participation and scientific outcomes. The Congress gathered more than one hundred researchers who have developed an action plan for Latin America in Educational Technology, Methodology and Policy to maximize the application of ICT and innovation in Education
Researchers, teachers, experts and students from Russia, China, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Colombia and Spain, have participated in the Congress.
Alexander Khoroshilov, Director a.i. of UNESCO IITE, stressed the idea that the Educational Technology is essential to achieve the objectives in education that UNESCO 2030 has stablished. “The main goal is to ensure education that offers opportunities for all, that is inclusive, and focus on life-long learning. Something impossible if we do not have the technology on our mindset”.
Marisol Ramirez-Montoya, director of the UNESCO Chair “Open Educational Movement for Latin America”. She stressed that “the specific actions proposed are intended to achieve innovation through the integration of resources, educational methodologies, administrative goals, institutional visions and internationalization on Higher Education “.