Online conference: Towards an effective and equitable digital education ecosystem

Online conference: Towards an effective and equitable digital education ecosystem

13 - 14 December 2023

An international conference organised by the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)

About the conference

The global digital transformation continues to shape the educational landscape, offering enhanced methods for classroom learning, streamlined education management systems, and innovative delivery models. In the wake of the rapid adjustments necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing evolution in digital education has become even more significant. As we venture into 2024, reassessing and strengthening digital learning infrastructure is paramount, including equipping educators with the necessary tools and skills to manage the profound disruption of AI. This online conference will be the occasion to discuss the current state of the art and discuss some of the findings of the OECD Digital Education Outlook 2023: Towards an effective digital ecosystem and another related report: Country digital education ecosystems and governance: a companion to Digital Education Outlook 2023.

This year’s OECD Digital Education Conference will spotlight the role of artificial intelligence (AI), digital management and learning platforms in education. Hosted as a fully virtual event, the conference is designed to foster insightful conversations among policy makers, education stakeholders, experts, and industry developers. The conference aims to help participants formulate their vision for digitally transformed education, apprehending both opportunities and challenges. It will also be an occasion to discuss countries' policies and guidance about digital  education -- as well as the OECD and EI opportunities, guidelines and guardrails for equitable and effective AI in education.

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This Community is a platform organised by the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation – CERI to exchange knowledge and information about the topics of Smart Data and Digital Technology in Education. Digitalisation is transforming societies, providing new opportunities to improve education in the classroom, enhance the management of education systems, but also consider innovative models of delivery. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and cast a spotlight on the transformative role of digitalisation in education. From the public provision of digital learning infrastructure to issues of governance, regulations, and public-private relationships through to developing teachers’ competencies, countries have the opportunity to reconsider their education policies. However, the crisis has also shown that many systems still wrestle with the question of how best to harness the benefits of educational data and digital technology whilst avoiding potential pitfalls. 

 This Community will help countries navigate the rapidly evolving technology landscape and plan sustainable strategies about the digitalisation of education. By reporting on several OECD projects related to digitalisation in education, it will support policymakers, researchers, experts, and education stakeholders in keeping abreast of technology developments and harnessing the digitalisation of their education systems by engaging in strategic discussions about the use of data and digital technology in the classroom and about the policies that best support it. It will also provide countries with many peer-learning opportunities to anticipate and address policy needs in this area.