viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2008

GKP Through The Looking Glass Series: An Interview with UNESCO's Abdul Waheed Khan

Hoy compartimos la entrevista realizada por el Global Knowledge Partnership a Abdul Waheed Khan, Director General Auxiliar de la Oficina de Comunicaciones e Información de la UNESCO.

Through The Looking Glass is the GKP [Global Knowledge Partnership] Network’s active channel for soliciting insights from prominent individuals on knowledge and ICT for development.

GKP is pleased to share this exclusive interview with Abdul Waheed Khan in which he shares his insights and experiences on education and learning with focus on the role of ICT and its importance in empowering people for socio-economic development.

Mr. Khan is Assistant Director-General for Communications and Information (CI) of UNESCO, and is a member of the GKP Executive Committee. He has played an instrumental role in the knowledge society movement, particularly in open and distance learning. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer (Vice-Chancellor) of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), one of the largest universities in the world with an enrollment exceeding 1.5 million students.

He was recently awarded the title 'Honorary Fellow' of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in recognition of his outstanding leadership in improving access to quality education and training using new information and communication technologies (ICT).

"If knowledge is the engine of development and technology is the fuel then without the fuel, the engine cannot run. Today the advancement of ICT allows us to look at a paradigm shift in teaching and learning," says Khan.

http://www.globalknowledge.org/gkps_portal/newsmaster.cfm?&menuid=2&action=view&retrieveid=717

Recuerden visitar:

http://egcti.upr.edu ; http://investigacioncreaeinnova.blogspot.com

Saludos cordiales,

Luisa Vigo-Cepeda egctianauprblog@gmail.com