KO work included in UN book - "Harnessing the Potential of ICT for Education"

The ICT work being done by Keewaytinook Okimakanak's Kuhkenah Network (K-Net) is included in a new publication prepared by the United Nations ICT Task Force.

Members of the K-Net team (Dan Pellerin and Jeannie Carpenter) were linked into the United Nations' committee meeting in New York for a video conference presentation about the Kuhkenah Network in June, 2005. Dianne Davis, founding president of the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC), who coordinated this UN session wrote about the K-Net presentation for this publication (see page 247 on the PDF document or page 231 in the actual book).

UN ICT Task Force Series 9: Harnessing the Potential of ICT for Education – A Multistakeholder Approach - 354 page book available online

http://www.unicttaskforce.org/perl/documents.pl?do=download;id=936  - ict4education_ebook.pdf (2619.75 Kb)
By Edited by Bonnie Bracey and Terry Culver | Posted on 11 November 2005 | English

"Education is the cornerstone of sustainable development. It contributes to building a modern and thriving society and empowers communities and citizens to fully participate in development and prosperity. While the right to education is recognized as fundamental for each citizen, access to it is not guaranteed. In the developing world, the essential building blocks for education systems are suffering from deficiencies, ICT can help respond to these challenges and create the environment that is conducive for effective and quality education systems.
“Harnessing the Potential of ICT for Education – A Multistakeholder Approach – Proceedings of the Dublin Global Forum of the United Nations ICT Task Force” contains key presentations and contributions from the event held on 13-15 April 2005. It captures innovative ideas and initiatives on the use of ICT in strengthening education and communities and highlights the enabling role of all relevant stakeholders. It also introduces case studies of ICT-based projects at the grassroots level and efforts to create a national infrastructure that makes use of new technologies to improve teaching and learning habits. This book is a valuable reference for anyone seeking solutions or thinking about the use of technology in education."