This is one important component of a strong multi-year partnership between the World Bank education global practice and the Republic of Korea exploring the use of ICTs in the education sector around the world.
The global symposium is typically held in coordination with a number of partner organizations, including UNESCO-Bangkok and Intel. The symposium theme changes each year; while the size and scope of each event differs, typically 60-80 policymakers from 20-25 countries participate each year, joined by a number of Korean education officials and academics, as well as staff from international donor agencies and expert practitioners from around the world.
The global symposium celebrated its tenth anniversary in November, 2016.
List of events:
- GSIE 2017: Digital Citizenship in the 4th Industrial Revolution
Seoul: 25-27 October 2017
- GSIE 2016: 4th Industrial Revolution and its Impact on Learning: The Transition to Digital
Seoul: 9-11 November 2016
- GSIE 2015: Innovation in Education
Incheon: 4-6 November 2017
- GSIE 2014: Transforming Education with 1:1 Computing: Learning from Practical Experiences in Providing Students with Their Own Individual Computing Devices
Gyeongju: 3-5 November 2014
- GSIE 2013: Global Symposium on ICT in Education: The Changing Role of Teachers: Policies and Practices
Seoul: 22-24 October 2013
- GSIE 2012: Global Symposium on ICT in Education: Quality Content for Quality Education in the Digital Age
Seoul: 11-14 December 2012
- GSIE 2011: Global Symposium on ICT in Education: Benchmarking International Experiences
Seoul: 7-10 November 2011
- GSIE 2010: Global Symposium on ICT Use in Education: Building national ICT/education agencies
Seoul: 1-4 November 2010
- GSIE 2009: Global Symposium on ICT and Education: Monitoring and Evaluation
Seoul: 9-11 November 2009
- GSIE 2008: ICT for Education Policy-makers: From Vision to Action
Seoul: 17-21 November
- GSIE 2007: ICT for Education Leaders: From Vision to Reality
(Seoul: 12-15 November 2007
For information on other World Bank global and regional knowledge sharing activities, please see the World Bank education & technology events archive.