The Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance presents 

 

Coding Global: A Digital Literacy Partners Forum is the second event of the mEducation Alliance 2020 virtual Symposia series on Play and Technology for Lifelong Learning and will be held on July 15, 2020 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT. For a full list of presenters, the event agenda, and registration event please visit the Coding Global webpage.

And also check our last symposia event, Going Global, and the 10 US-based educational game developers looking to move to the international market.

The 2020 Symposia – We’re Going Virtual!

The 2020 Symposia 

The Covid-19 pandemic has put in sharp focus the timely need for creative responses to support learners around the world, particularly when traditional educational delivery models are upended.  Games, Play, and Technology can be used to support  learners, particularly in non-traditional learning environments.. This year’s Symposia will kick-off as as series of virtual monthly events bringing together non-tech and tech global ed game developers, with play-based experts, with education specialists, and policymakers all focused on supporting learners in low-resource, developing country context.

As in past Symposia, this event will be organized to facilitate the free flow of ideas among presenters and participants. This year’s theme will focus on what works with play- and game-based approaches in education, and how technology, broadly defined, can be used to help support the delivery, replication and/or scaling of both tech and non-tech promising initiatives.

This is our 10th annual event so a special occasion for a year-long celebration with organizers and attendees! Our virtual monthly events will include a series of presentations, dialogue, and creative fora to share experiences among global audiences.  If we move forward with an in-person culminating event, this will likely take place in October 2020. So stay tuned for more information about this.

If you haven’t participated in previous Symposia, you are in for a real treat! Please see highlights from our 2019 event focused on Digital Literacy and Skills for Education and Development to see who typically attends and how this global event is organized.

As usual, presenters and participants will benefit from a variety of innovative knowledge exchange and networking opportunities within high-energy participatory formats (e.g. ignite talks, unconventional panel presentations, unconference, pitch presentations, gallery walks, game play) to facilitate the exchange of ideas.

For the virtual Symposia, we’ll try our best to feature demonstrations, exhibits, and game-playing spaces to demonstrate some of the best of non-digital and digital educational games and to help forge new partnerships.

Presentation Proposals: Thank you to those who submitted presentations for this year’s Symposia. We’re currently sorting presenters into various events and have begun notifying those selected.

Sponsorship

Interested in being a sponsor? Your support will help underwrite this year-long thematic focus and follow-on activities supported by the mEducation Alliance.  Click here to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.

Additional Information

For additional information about this year’s Symposium, please contact us at medalliance@meducationalliance.org.


The mEducation Alliance Symposium is hosted annually by the the members of the mEducation Alliance . The Alliance was founded in 2010 and is an international collaborative effort between bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, foundations, private sector partners, and academic researchers.  Our collective agenda is to: highlight and catalyze promising information and communications technology for education (ICT4E) practices and initiatives, particularly in low-resource and developing country context; to reduce duplicative efforts; to promote collective knowledge-sharing, and to identify and support efforts to evaluate and scale promising ICT4E interventions.