SYMPOSIUM LLL & NT
Monday, 21 June, 11.00-12.30, Hall A
LIFELONG LEARNING AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
The relationship between the development of
new technologies and lifelong learning has become a topic of increasing interest over the
last decade. This is true not only because of rapidly changing technologies, but also due
to dramatic changes in how nations and individuals think about lifelong learning,
especially out-of-school learning for youth and adults. This panel will focus on various
dimensions of these issues, from research, policy, and practice perspectives, with
examples from around the world.
Dan Wagner (International Literacy Institute, Philadelphia) 'Principles for the
effective use of new technologies for lifelong learning.'
Dan Wagner is Professor of Education and Director of the International Literacy Institute
(ILI), co-sponsored by UNESCO and the University of Pennsylvania; and Director of the
National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL) at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wagner has
extensive experience in national and international educational issues, and is heading up
several major projects on technology and basic education in the U.S., and developing
countries. Among his professional publications, Dr. Wagner has recently published
International Perspectives on the School to Work Transition (1999), Literacy: An
International Handbook (1999). His email address is: email@example.com
- Abdul Khan (IGNOU, New Delhi) 'Use of New
Technologies for Non-Formal Distance Learning'
Prof. Abdul W. Khan joined the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as
Vice-Chancellor in June, 1998, following an illustrious career in national and
international service. He has served as the President, Asian Association of Open
Universities in 1998 and he is currently Vice President, International Council of Open and
Distance Education, and Chairman, Distance Education Council, India. Most recently Prof.
Khan has held the position of Principal Communications Specialist with The Commonwealth of
Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada since 1992. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jan Visser (UNESCO, Paris) 'Lifelong learning
in an environment of distributed resources.'
Dr. Jan Visser is the architect and current director of UNESCO's Learning Without
Frontiers coordination unit (LWF), a transsectoral entity that aims at addressing the deep
social and political problems that confront humanity as they relate to the role of
learning in society. Visser has a multidisciplinary background - including such diverse
areas as physics, instructional systems design and filmmaking. He is currently working
towards establishing the Learning Development Institute (LDI), a networked learning
community devoted to excellence in the transdisciplinary research of learning and the
development of its conditions. He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com
- Dr. Mike Potashnik (World Bank, Washington).
'New Approaches to the Adult Learner using technology'.
Michael Potashnik is Lead Specialist and Head, Education and Technology Team and Sr.
Advisor, Internet Management and Development in the World Bank. Mr. Potashnik heads a
multi disciplinary team of specialists who provide technical support for Bank lending
operations in education and training around the world. He has been deeply engaged in
efforts to advance knowledge about the role of technology in teaching and learning in the
developing world and under his leadership the Bank initiated a widely acclaimed technical
notes series on education and technology and has developed an online knowledge directory,
Global Distance Education Network which is available on the Bank's website:
www.worldbank.org. He is the author of numerous World Bank technical papers and journal
articles on distance education and the role of computers in teaching and learning."
He can be reached by e-mail at Mpotashnik@worldbank.org
- Richard Venezky (OECD, Paris). Title to