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Ongoing methodological work:=20
The UIS is supporting the UNESCO's Communication and Information (CI) Se= ctor to develop a framework to measure core 'information society skills' fo= r teachers. In particular, the Institute has established an international t= echnical advisory panel to help validate cost-effective methodologies that = will be made available to countries for their own assessments needs.=20
Priority objectives beyond 2011:=20
=E2=80=A2 Establish two regular surveys on media statistics and the use =
of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education.
=E2= =80=A2 Pilot-test and validate modules for measuring core skills associated= with knowledge societies.
New work to be undertaken in 2011:=20
=E2=80=A2 Promotion of a new series of internationally comparable statis=
tics on ICT in education by producing a regional report on ICT integration =
in education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
=E2=80=A2 Pilot-test= ing and validation of the new media survey reflecting emerging trends in pr= int, broadcast, mobile and online media.
=E2=80=A2 Technical support = to the UNESCO CI Sector on the development of methodological tools for meas= uring skills associated with knowledge societies.
Meetings to be organized in 2011:=20
=E2=80=A2 Validation workshop with countries piloting the media survey p=
ilot to be organized in Mozambique.
Data for = MDGs
=E2=80=A2 UIS is responsible for providing the data for monitoring the i= nternational education indicators as part of the MDGs, namely goals 2 and 3= .