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BLOG: Can MOOCs Deliver on Workforce Development?

Making Cents International

Do MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have the potential to expand access to quality education and workforce development training for millions worldwide?

How to Integrate Mobile Solutions into Development Projects

USAID

FHI 360 and OpenRevolution, with funding and support from USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia through the mSTAR project, have launched the “Integrating Mobiles into Development Projects” handbook to address the over-excited, under-planned side of M4D deployment.

Resource Type: 
Toolkit

Youth, Technology & Economic Opportunities - Lessons Learned and Actionable Guidance

Making Cents International

The technical brief on Technology, Youth & Economic Opportunities shares global trends and innovations that highlight technology’s potential for moving the needle on youth employment worldwide. Learn how diverse technology-based tools and organizations are leading to more jobs and business prospects for young people, and how various actors can increase the range and quality of economic opportunities for youth through their funding, research, and ingenuity. It has been developed by Making Cents International’s Collaborative Learning & Action Institute for Increased Youth Economic Opportunities (CoLab) and forms part of our 2014 State of the Field in Youth Economic Opportunities Technical Brief Series.

Resource Type: 
Report

10x10: Hacking education, one startup at a time.

ORGANIZER: 
Global Entrepreneurship Week
DATE: 
Sep 20, 2014 (All day) to Sep 23, 2014 (All day)

This fall, 70 young adults will congregate in Croatia for 10x10, a hackathon to tackle challenges facing education on a global level.

Innovative technology is poised to revolutionize the way people learn on a global level. With countries from around the world being represented on teams, the diversity in cultures and experience will contribute to new perspectives on such a universal subject as education.

Technology, teaching and learning – What can we learn from the evidence?

ORGANIZER: 
Tech Salon London
DATE: 
Jul 25, 2014 (08:30am to 10:30am)

In August, the Department for International Development (DFID) will publish a new evidence paper exploring the relationship between education technology, teaching and learning in low and lower-middle income countries. Based on a review of over 80 studies, this paper aims to inform governments, NGOs, donors, the private sector and schools about how to use technology in schools by learning from the evidence.

4th Annual Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance International Symposium:

ORGANIZER: 
The mEducation Alliance
DATE: 
Oct 20, 2014 (09:00am) to Oct 21, 2014 (05:00pm)

During this year’s mEducation Alliance Networking Fair, selected presenters will have the opportunity to showcase their project(s), discuss topics and trends in the field and environments in which they work, share challenges in a safe setting, brainstorm with a group of technical experts, identify potential partners, and develop concrete plans of action. Presenters should be prepared to discuss their project at length in intensive, small-group working sessions organized to identify project collaborators and areas of possible partnership (e.g., shared interest, financial, technical platform, technical support, etc.).

The overall goal of the mEducation Alliance Networking Fair is for participants to meet potential collaborators and partners with whom they can significantly strengthen and scale promising mEducation opportunities, projects, and initiatives.   Participants will benefit from a unique environment to engage with their counterparts, mEducation Alliance members, and other leading technical experts and thought leaders, among other participants. Whether discussing mobile-based interventions for improving literacy and numeracy, strengthening youth and workforce activities, and/or scaling mEducation interventions for marginalized and/or hard-to-reach learners, each session will explore ways to improve outcomes and impact of mobile-based education interventions through informed project-building strategies and collaboration.

2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

ORGANIZER: 
Making Cents International
DATE: 
Oct 6, 2014 (All day) to Oct 8, 2014 (All day)

Designed for funders, private sector companies, policy makers, youth leaders, implementers, educators, and researchers, this Summit attracts more than 400 attendees from 50 countries. Now in its eighth year, the annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit will help you to CONNECT to colleagues, EXCHANGE information, and achieve greater IMPACT.

Participants of past Summits have:

Innovations in quality apprenticeships for high-skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States

ILO

This paper investigates quality apprenticeship in three German companies (BMW, Siemens and Volkswagen) that initiated apprenticeship programmes in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee in the southern part of the U.S. The report highlights the strong involvement of the three companies and their active cooperation with community colleges and municipalities in training apprentices in mechatronics, an interdisciplinary area of engineering that combines mechanical and electrical engineering with a high content of computer skills and software knowledge.

Resource Type: 
Paper

Connected Worker: How mobile technology can improve working life in emerging economies

Vodafone, Accenture

This report sets out to build on this exciting innovation and demonstrate how mobile technology can help to improve lives in emerging markets by looking at six opportunities to create shared value for workers and organisations.

Note: Statistics regarding Youth Unemployment can be found on pages 8-10 of this report.

Resource Type: 
Report

Mobile Services for Youth Employment

GSMA, Alcatel-Lucent

From GSMA and Alcatel-Lucent. This global study was undertaken to understand the challenges and needs of youth overcoming employment obstacles. It addresses how mobile services could play a key role in combating the problems and providing solutions.

Resource Type: 
Report

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