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19.09.2017

Fifth International Summit on Information Technology (IT) in Education

The Fifth International Summit on Information Technology (IT) in Education
(EDUsummIT 2017) “Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age”), held in Rila Hotel in Borovets, Bulgaria, on
September 18-20, 2017. EDUsummIT 2017 is co-hosted by the University of Library Studies & Information
Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria, through its UNESCO Chair on ICT in Library Studies, Education and Cultural Heritage,
and the Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development. The event is organized in partnership with: European
Association for Library&Information Education and Research (EUCLID), Balkantourist, and with the financial
support of TELELINK.
The EDUsummIT 2017 global event is held under the patronage of UNESCO, Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for
the Digital Economy and Society, and Eva Maydel, member of the European Parliament, of the Committee on
the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).
EDUsummIT is a global knowledge creating community of researchers, policy-makers and educators committed
to supporting the effective integration of Information Technology (IT) in education by promoting active
dissemination and use of research.
With theme “Rethinking learning in a digital age”, EDUsummIT 2017 aims at bringing together around 150
distinguished policy-makers, educators, researchers and representatives of the corporate sector from across the
world to discuss key emerging issues concerning the use of IT in education. The Summit will look at various
initiatives at regional, national, and international levels to address successfully the challenges educational
systems face in the digital age. The outcomes of the EDUsummIT17 are published as policy briefs and scholarly
articles.
The outcomes of EDUsummIT 2017 will be presented at the QED17 UNESCO International Conference Children
in the Digital Age, which will be held on 20-21 September, 2017 at 10.00-13.00 in the EC Representation in
Bulgaria (Home of Europe) in Sofia. The programme and additional information about QED17 are available at
http://unesco.unibit.bg/QED17.


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