Near East University leaves its mark in Beijing
Date Added: 15 October 2017, 21:35
Last Updated Date:20 November 2020, 11:42

Aiming to bring together the leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of information technologies, the 8th World Conference on Information Technology was held at China Hall of Science and Technology Hotel in Beijing- China. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Uzunboylu, Dean of Near East University Atatürk Faculty of Education, participated in the conference as an invitee. The conference that themed on "Emerging technologies" provided a premier interdisciplinary platform for participants to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Information Technologies.

According to the press info released by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, the 8th World Conference on Information Technology provided platform for scientists, academics, researchers and research scholars to exchange their ideas by sharing and discussing theoretical and practical knowledge in a scientific environment. In his presentation, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Uzunboylu touched upon The 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) that adopted by the United Nations on September 25th, 2015 and drew attention to the importance of ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning.

According to UN data 57 million children remain out of school

Underlining that obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development, Prof. Dr. Uzunboylu stated that major progress had been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. "Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals" said he. He also drew attention to certain facts by referring to UN data: "Enrolment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 per cent but 57 million children remain out of school. More than half of children that have not enrolled in school live in sub-Saharan Africa. An estimated 50 per cent of out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas. 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women" indicated he.

Prof. Dr. Uzunboylu: "It is essential to benefit from teaching technologies in disseminating lifelong learning"

Touching upon the crucial role of using teaching technologies in ensuring inclusive and quality education and promoting lifelong learning, Prof. Dr. Uzunboylu proposed the use of a variety of teaching technologies including instant messaging for creating awareness, emerging technologies - particularly information technologies, web-based learning, interactive and collaborative m-Learning environments, social media and virtual classroom environments for education.

At the end of his remarks, Prof. Dr. Uzunboylu gave examples regarding the research studies and the result of these studies that carried out within the body of NEU Atatürk Faculty of Education.