The theme for the 2015 Prize is Pedagogical Innovation in the Use of ICT in Teaching and Learning.
The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, funded and established since 2005 by the Kingdom of Bahrain, rewards individuals, institutions, and Non-Governmental Organizations for projects and activities which demonstrate best practices in, and creative use of, ICTs to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance.
It is UNESCO’s only prize in the field of ICT in education and seeks to recognize the organizations and individuals that are embracing ICT as a pedagogical ally and, in turn, make learning more effective.
In an effort to enhance learning, ICT is increasingly being used to personalize learning, differentiate instruction, fuel learning in contexts outside of classrooms, share resources, collaborate, streamline assessment and ‘flip’ classrooms. Yet the impact of these innovations needs to be assessed, recognized and enlarged.
- The Prize is awarded to individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations for excellent models, best practice, and creative use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to enhance learning, teaching and overall educational performance.
- Two prize winners will be designated by UNESCO’s Director-General on the basis of the recommendations of an international jury.
- Each winner will receive a diploma and a monetary award (USD 25,000).
- Winners of the 2015 Prize will be announced and awarded during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in early 2016.
How to Apply?
Applications are made by national governments or international non-governmental organizations, maintaining formal consultative relations with UNESCO. which are requested to consider the following steps:
- Widely inform all stakeholders involved in ICT-enhanced educational activities about the Prize (public/private educational institutions; local newspapers, radio and TV companies; private companies);
- Set up a selection committee or panel to screen the candidates;
- Select the most deserving candidates and work with them to prepare their files for submission to UNESCO
- Each Nomination shall be accompanied by the submission form.
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