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Welcome to Education Worldwide and peace for all mankind!
This site provides you with information on education and educational research in an international context. Our webdossiers are compiled using country or subject specific Internet resources.

New Unesco Global Education Monitoring Report - Focus on "Technology in Education"

Cover des GEM Reports 2023: Ein Mädchen in einer Klasse sitzt vor einem Tablet.
Copyright: Ismael Martínez Sánchez-8308 / ProFuturo

On July 26, 2023, the new Unesco Education Report was published. This time its focus is on technology in education, with a question in the subtitle: "A tool on whose terms?".

The report explores the debates surrounding the opportunities and risks of technology in education. The authors examine education challenges to which appropriate use of technology can offer solutions (access, equity and inclusion; quality; technology advancement; system management), while recognizing that many solutions proposed may also be detrimental.
The report also explores three system-wide conditions (access to technology, governance regulation, and teacher preparation) that need to be met for any technology in education to reach its full potential.

In addition to the overall report, you can also find 200 country reports on the situation of technology in education in the respective country.

Nearly half of schools in European cities are in areas with strong urban heat island effects

Zwei Europakarten mit dem jeweiligen Prozentsatz an Schulen, die in einer Wärmeinsel oder einem Überflutungsgebiet liegen.
These two maps of Europe show the percentage of schools located in a heat island or flood zone. Original maps and metadata: Look for the links in the text.

Schools and educational institutions in general are unfortunately not only affected by cyberattacks more often than average. The European Environment Agency also points out in a 2022 publication that a disproportionate number of schools (and also hospitals) in Europe are located in so-called Urban Heat Islands (UHI). Furthermore, 10% of Europe's schools are located in potentially flood-prone areas. We link to the respective reports and graphs of the European Environment Agency. They also contain recommendations for improving the situation of (school) children considered to be particularly vulnerable.

    Decolonising Data Summit - aufgezeichnete Vorträge und Präsentationsfolien

    Der Text

    In the course of the AI debate, everyone is also talking about data or Big Data. In this context, concern is often expressed about the possible lack of objectivity of data in terms of gender, age, race, culture or sexual orientation. The problem is that this can lead to discrimination. An interesting event was organised in this regard by NORRAG, the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training. It dealt with the "decolonisation of data". A keynote address and two panels covered the following topics:

    •     "A New World? Transformational Knowledge and Decolonization" (keynote).
    •     "Decolonising International Assessment" (Panel 1).
    •     "Decolonising Ed-Tech" (Panel 2).

    The website linked here provides the video recordings of the keynote and the panels, as well as the slides for the keynote.

    EU wide MOOC for teachers and parents: "Unlocking the Power of AI in Education"

    Zahnräder sowie eine Glühbirne mit einem Schlüsselloch und einer Hand mit Schlüssel davor.

    The main target audience of European Schoolnet's MOOC are educators as well as parents with an interest in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education and its potentials and challenges. No previous experience or knowledge of AI is needed to take this course. The course is open from 13.03. till 19.04.23.

    Through the four modules of the MOOC, AI resources, tools and technologies will be examined that can be safely implemented in your daily teaching practice to enhance teaching and learning. The MOOC will furthermore explore the use of educational data and how it interacts with teaching and learning. There will also be a reflection on ethical implications of AI’s use in the classroom. At the end of the course, the participants will prepare their own AI-related learning activity, ready to be put into practice.

    Global Survey on the Internationalisation of Universities

    Logo der 6. Globalen Umfrage der Internationalen Vereinigung der Universitäten (IAU) zur Internationalisierung

    The International Association of Universities (IAU) is launching its 6th global survey on the status of the internationalisation of Higher Education. Universities from all over the world are invited to take part in the survey until 31 March 2023. This year it is dedicated to the future of internationalisation in higher education.

    The survey has been taking place since 2003. The respective results of each survey require a fee. A summary of the results of all previous surveys can be found for free under the following links:

    1. Survey 2003 (questionnaire & full report)
    2. Survey 2005 (key results)
    3. Survey 2009 (summary)
    4. Survey 2014 (summary)
    5. Survey 2018 (summary)

      New webdossier: Cyber attacks on education - a worldwide problem

      Ein Laptop mit ganz vielen Zahlen und einem Schlosssymbol.

      We admit that the topic of our new dossier is not a very festive one given that Christmas is coming soon.  But it is a topic that has directly concerned us at the DBS and DIPF Institute over the past few weeks, as we ourselves have been victims of a cyber attack. Education Worldwide took the opportunity to research the topic of cybercrime in the field of education. It turned out that education is one of the most popular targets for hackers around the world. The sources we compiled for our webdossier will tell you the reasons for this, it will present you facts and statistics, and it will show you some examples of how different countries are dealing with this problem in the education sector.

      New Webdossier on Digitisation, Digital Education & Inclusion in an International Perspective

      Event on digital inclusion at the Campus Party Mexiko 2008. The Campus Party is said to be the biggest "technology festival" in the world.
      Copyright: Marco Ruiz, "Campus Party Iberoamérica", photo cropped by N. Cohen/DBS, CC BY-SA 2.0

      In the new web dossier, Education Worldwide has compiled internet resources on the subject of digitisation and digital education in relation to inclusion. The respective web resources examine the extent to which digitisation can support inclusion, but also what barriers there can be to using digital media and new technologies, especially for people with disabilities. We compiled this web dossier in two different ways. You can browse the links to the selected websites either by subject or sorted by source type.

      Special Focus: Digital Education in Ukraine

      Screenshot der Webseite der NGO Osvitoria (Bildungsprojekte in der Ukraine) mit dem Text
      Website of the NGO Osvitoria which runs educational projects in Ukraine. Among others, it created the national e-platform for distance and blended learning "All Ukrainian Online School (AOS)" jointly with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
      Copyright: Osvitoria

      During the war in Ukraine in 2022, many Ukrainians had to flee to other countries. Once there, the question of schooling for the Ukrainian children quickly arose. In this context, Ukraine's good digital education infrastructure was often praised. It allows Ukrainian children to go on learning in their own language with their own curricula, their own teachers, and maybe their own classmates - no matter whether they may still be in Ukraine or in a totally different country. "Education Worldwide" therefore adds a new section to its webdossier on "Education in Ukraine" which provides information on digital education in Ukraine.

      Chart of the month: Worldwide attacks on education in the context of armed conflicts (2015-2020)

      Grafik, die für ausgewählte Länder zwischen 2015-2020 die Anzahl an Angriffen auf Bildung im Kontext bewaffneter Konflikte dokumentiert.
      The chart documents the number of incidents of attacks on education from 2015 to 2020 in selected countries in the context of armed conflicts. (Link to the original chart)

      With regard to current events (war in Ukraine 2022), our chart of the month highlights the number of attacks on educational institutions in selected countries between 2015 and 2020. As you can see, Ukraine was already included in the sad statistics before 2022. The graph is part of the Unesco Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) 2021/22. The data used for the graph are taken from "Education Under Attack 2020", a report published by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). There is a "Country Profile" for each country examined. We provide links to the publications of Unesco and the GCPEA as well as to the country profile on Ukraine below.

      Education and COVID-19 - All publications by the Unesco and the OECD at a glance

      Tagcloud zum Thema
      Copyright: DBS/Cohen (created with, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

      The Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural and Communication Organisation) and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) are two of the largest international players when it comes to reports, studies and other publications on education. Both have therefore published several interesting publications on the subject of the corona pandemic (COVID-19) and education. We link their publication lists here. The literature is usually free of costs and freely accessible. Sometimes it is also available in different languages.

      New webdossier "The Coronavirus, the Pandemic, and Education in an International Perspective"

      Ein Foto einer Erdkugel mit Stethoskop und einem Zettel mit der Aufschrift

      In this webdossier, the team of Education Worldwide compiles international information on education in times of the Coronavirus pandemic.

      Our international OER dossier re-published in new splendour

      Humorvolle Veranschaulichung der Entwicklung der CC-Lizenzen in Anlehnung an das Bild, das die Entwicklung zum aufrecht gehenden Menschen darstellt.
      Humorous illustration of the development of the CC licenses
      Copyright: author unknown, CC BY-SA 4.0

      At the end of the year, we completely revised and updated our international OER dossier. The OER movement can now look back on several years of activity. Many projects have now expired. But many new ones have also been created, building on the knowledge gained from older projects ("lessons learned"). Networks and repositories with OER material have emerged. Much literature has also been published on OER, including critical voices. You can find all of this in our new web dossier on international perspectives on OER. We hope you enjoy reading!

      Country Dossiers

      You can find webdossiers and further information sorted by country. Continents and regions can also be found in the alphabetical list (for example, find “Europe” under E). You can click on continents on the interactive world map. A list of countries belonging to this continent will appear.

      Thematic Dossiers

      Please find webdossiers and further information sorted by theme. These themes can be transnational or country specific.