In September 2014, the Center for UNESCO of Catalonia-Unescocat, the Jaume Bofill Foundation and UNESCO organized an event in Barcelona to present the “UNESCO Policy Guidelines for Mobile Learning”, together with the mSchools initiative.
Far from being a theoretical possibility, mobile learning is a tangible reality in Catalonia and the world. There are many experiences of educators and students who use mobile devices to access a wide variety of educational content, to talk and share information with other learners, to request support from colleagues and teachers, and to create content collaboratively.
For this reason, the international community represented by UNESCO has defined mobile learning policies that establish a reference framework to be implemented in each country. The presentation discussed the recommendations of the report and strategies that could be adapted in Catalonia to respond to scenarios of richer and more complex learning.
Those participating in the debate were David Atchoarena, Director of the Division of Teacher Development and Higher Education at UNESCO; Mercè Gisbert Cervera, Professor of Educational Technology at Rovira i Virgili University and Coordinator of the International Forum on Education and Technology; and Albert Forn, Associate Director of Mobile World Capital and Head of mSchools, on a panel moderated by Eduard Vallory, Chairman of the Center for UNESCO of Catalonia.