To contribute to the achievement of the “Education 2030” goal and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of “Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning for all”, WPS Office held a signing ceremony with the UNESCO-ICHEI (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-International Centre for Higher Education Innovation) on June 23.
The ceremony was held to announce the establishment of the International Institute of Online Education (IIOE), a charitable joint initiative of the two parties that works to improve access to and the quality of higher education in developing countries in Africa and Asia.
Speaking to the media, Li Ming, Director of the UNESCO-ICHEI, said, “WPS Office has a very wide global user base and good brand recognition”. Adding, “We are very much looking forward to working with WPS Office to jointly promote the application of ICT in higher education in developing and less developed countries in Africa and Asia, and to promote global internationalization, especially in these countries.”
This non-profit cooperation mainly consists of office software for Smart Classrooms, online WPS Office course resources, as well as online and offline teacher training at the IIOE.
WPS Office will contribute to the promotion of the use of ICT in higher education, as well as enhancing the access to and quality of higher education in Asian and African developing and less developed countries. This will be achieved by launching a dedicated WPS Office Academy page at the International Institute of Online Education (IIOE), which will contain videos from the Office course series.
Beyond that, WPS Office will also freely provide WPS Office software for UNESCO-ICHEI’s “Smart Classrooms” set up locally in Asia and Africa. Offline smart classrooms and the online IIOE will both be supported by WPS Office software and educational resources, which will provide strong technical support.
“From complexity, comes simplicity”, WPS Office, together with the UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovation, will bring beautiful and straightforward learning and creativity to the innovative development of higher education in developing countries in Asia and Africa.
he United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at contributing "to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. It is the successor of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.
The International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI) is a UNESCO Category 2 Centre. It is the tenth Education Sector UNESCO Category 2 centre in the world.
ICHEI aims to support developing countries to improve the quality of higher education and promote educational equity.
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