Strategic Partner of UNESCO
Publish Time：2014-06-05Article Source：Weidong Cloud Education
In 2014 Weidong Cloud Education signed a strategic cooperation agreement with UNESCO, and began to provide education platform services for UNESCO’s member countries and regions. Weidong promoted the International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education and International Forum for Partnerships on the Qingdao Declaration, and the Weidong International Cloud Education Industrial Park was selected as the UNESCO Pilot Projects Center.
International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education
Time: May 23-25, 2015
Location: Qingdao, China
Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, delivered a speech at the conference and expressed acknowledgement to Weidong Cloud Education for its contributions to the global Internet education field.
China's Vice-Premier Liu Yandong was present at the conference and read aloud President Xi Jinping’s letter of congratulation.
Mr. Wang Duanrui, Chairman of Weidong Cloud Education Group, attended the “Seminar for Education and Information Leaders” and conducted an analysis and discussion with the ministers of education of Bahrain, Cuba, and Rwanda as well as the heads of Intel, HP, and Chinese telecommunication enterprises on the action plan for promoting future educational reform using IT.
At the same time, the “The Chinese National Exhibition on ICT Application in Education” and “The Summit Forum of K12 Principals: Teaching in the ICT Era” were held successfully, with about 100,000 people visiting the exhibition and 2,000 principals attending the forum.
International Forum for Partnerships on the Qingdao Declaration
Time: December 20-21, 2015
Location: Qingdao, China
The “International Forum for Partnerships on the Qingdao Declaration” was jointly organized by UNESCO, the Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, the Educational Management Information Center of the Ministry of Education and the Qingdao Education Bureau, and was undertaken by Weidong Cloud Education. With the theme of “Catching Digital Opportunities to Guide the Transformation of Education”, it was aimed at driving all countries to better implement the outcome document of the Qingdao Declaration on the “International Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education” and using ICT to facilitate the realization of the United Nations’ goal of sustainable development in education by 2030.
During the period of the forum, more than 480 representatives from governments, private enterprises, academic institutions, and NGOs gathered together, discussing how to facilitate educational development using IT. Discussions were conducted around such topics as the “Qingdao Conference & Global Partners”, the “Agenda for Facilitating Educational Development with IT by 2030” and “Innovative Education Informatization Scheme for Promoting Lifetime Learning”.
Mr. Du Yue, Secretary-General of the Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, delivered a speech on behalf of Hao Ping, Deputy Minister of Education and Director of the Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO.
Mr. Wang Duanrui, Chairman of Weidong Cloud Education, made a speech.
International Congress on ICT in Education
Time: June 22-24, 2016
Location: Qingdao, China
The “International Congress on ICT in Education”, themed around “Educational Reform in the Internet Era and the Agenda for Education by 2030”, was jointly organized by UNESCO, the Commission of the People's Republic of China for UNESCO, the Educational Management Information Center of the Ministry of Education and the Shandong Province Education Department and was jointly undertaken by Qingdao Education Bureau, The Chinese Journal of ICT in Education office, and Weidong Cloud Education. A total of over 580 representatives of educational institutions, education officials, experts, scholars, principals, and teachers in the education informatization field, as well as representatives of the ICT industry and non-governmental organizations from more than 50 countries and regions attended the congress.
Mr. Stanley Mutumba Simataa, Chairman of the “38thSession of the General Conference of UNESCO,” delivered a speech.
At the plenary meeting, Mr. Wang Duanrui, Chairman of Weidong Cloud Education, delivered a keynote speech titled “A Global Internet Education Platform Operator Initiating An Ecological System for Lifelong Education”.
At the same time, “Innovative Achievements Exhibition of ICT in Education 2016” attracted numerous famous domestic and international enterprises, international organizations, provincial education departments and municipal education bureaus and some academic institutions, where nearly 50 enterprises’ latest technologies and products were exhibited. A total of more than 40,000 people including domestic and foreign guests, experts in the education industry, and the principals of provincial education departments and municipal education bureaus visited the exhibition. Weidong Cloud Education joined hands with the Shandong Province Education Department and the Qingdao Education Bureau to take part in the exhibition.
Mobile Learning Week 2017
Date: March 20~24, 2017
Location: Paris, France
As the UNESCO’s flagship ICT in education conference, Mobile Learning Week 2017 was officially opened at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on March 20, 2017. Weidong Cloud Education was invited to attend and delivered a keynote speech on "Weidong Cloud Platform: Global Lifelong Learning System", which introduced the company's global business layout and advanced technical solutions under the strategy of "Internet + Education". It is the first Chinese Internet education enterprise speaking at the UNESCO headquarter.
In the Mobile Learning Week taking place synchronously with the conference, as the education enterprise representative, Weidong Cloud Education has successfully drawn the attention from many participants by showing its education platform.
Weidong Cloud Education held the “Press Conference about European Deployment of International Version of Weidong Cloud Education Platform” on March 21, announcing that the international version of its cloud education platform officially comes out. The platform, in addition to carry the company's own quality products and resources, will also integrate more global quality resources and provide lifelong education services for learners.
Visit to Pakistan
In December 2016, Weidong Cloud Education followed UNESCO Higher Education Innovation Center to visit Pakistan. Weidong engaged in talks with the leaders of the Pakistan Federal Education and Vocational Training Department and the Pakistan Higher Education Commission and reached an in-depth consensus to cooperate with on the establishment of secondary institutions of UNESCO, launching of literacy campaigns, and construction of basic education smart lessons, vocational education training, and cooperation in higher education. The Pakistani side hoped that Weidong Cloud Education can cover all areas in Pakistan with its Internet education platform services, become the first nationwide Internet education platform in Pakistan, and provide a manpower basis for the prosperity and development of the “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”.
1. Constructing wisdom classrooms to help enhance the efficiency of literacy campaigns
2. Building educational training platforms to cultivate skilled vocational workers
3. Providing overseas internships and overseas study tour opportunities to strengthen cooperation and academic exchange in higher education
Visit to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Egypt
At the invitation of UNESCO, Weidong Cloud Education visited Africa for education study and communication, and reached cooperation intentions with Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Egypt in the field of education.
Weidong vocational education platform will be introduced to Ethiopia universities to cultivate talents, which is much beneficial to develop national economy and help people out of poverty.
Weidong Cloud Education will provide quality curriculums to college distance classrooms of Djibouti. While University of Djibouti would like to be the first African cooperative university with Weidong Cloud Education.
Weidong Cloud Education will take comprehensive strategic cooperation with Egyptian Ministry of Education on basic education, vocational education and higher education. At present, Egypt has huge demands for vocational education training and urgent needs for quality education resources to cultivate more practical talents. Ain Shams University hopes that Weidong Cloud Education will carry out vocational training for its 200,000 students and suggests that the engineering institute should be the first pilot project.