CoSN is committed to a global dialogue focused on the strategic uses of technology in education. We fundamentally believe that effective use of technology requires a global understanding and perspective, and we accomplish this through meetings, delegations, and collaborative efforts with global thought-leaders.
Delegation to India
The CoSN Delegation to India took place November 12-23, 2015. During the delegation we gained a deeper understanding of ICT in India through meetings with government officials, visits to schools, and discussions with leading NGOs. The agenda was a full and exciting one. The CoSN Delegation to India was made possible with support from HP. Delegates blogged in-the-minute thoughts during their trip; see the blog here!
We are now working on the final report of the delegation's findings and look forward to sharing it widely. Click the video below to see some of our favorite photos and key findings from the delegation:
Our other 2015 delegation visited Singapore from January 9-17, 2015 and explored ICT in Singapore's schools and government. Thank you to Lightspeed Systems and Pearson for their generous support of this delegation. Download the official delegation report for a comprehensive exploration of what the CoSN team learned.
CoSN has led delegations to Europe (2002), Australia (2004), Scandinavia (2007), Scotland and the Netherlands (2009), London and Paris (2011), South America (2011), Portugal (2013), and Singapore (2015).
Our group in Portugal, October 2013
International delegations are key parts of CoSN’s efforts to promote deeper understanding of global initiatives for ICT in education. The delegations inform American education and policy leaders about key strategic priorities and investments being implemented around the world. Senior education leaders on the delegations see innovative education efforts first-hand and are able to engage in meaningful dialogue. The delegation members blog and create podcasts during the event, and a delegation report is provided at the conclusion so the entire CoSN community can "travel along" with us!
Annual International Symposium
For over a decade, CoSN has been convening education technology leaders from around the world to work together during the International Symposium at our Annual Conference. Each year’s Symposium focuses on a different theme, but the goal is to create systemic conversations and share best practices around use of technology to transform learning. This year's CoSN/UNESCO International Symposium, "Connected Learning: Implications for Schooling from Informal Learning," explored the connections between formal learning in school systems and informal learning outside of the classroom.