Considering adequate revision of pedagogical approaches to be a necessary prerequisite for the efficiency of ICT use in education, IITE initiated research of the main concepts of the digital pedagogy: e-didactics and pedagogical engineering. IITE activities in e-pedagogy cover novel approaches to the design of learning objectives, content and assessment. A monograph “Engineering of Learning: Conceptualising eDidactics” was prepared and published by IITE. The main focus of the book is design, development, implementation, and assessment of e-learning experiences through the use of ICT in various formats at different levels of education.
The analytical survey “Recognizing the Potential of ICTs in Early Childhood Education,” developed within the IITE project on ICTs in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), was published in English in 2010. Since then it was translated into Russian and Slovak and published in these languages. In order to promote a policy dialogue IITE organized a session on ICTs for ECCE within the II Annual International Scientific Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education in December 2012.
Considerable achievements were obtained within a three-year UNESCO IITE project “ICTs in Primary Education”, which mobilized prominent experts from different regions of the world. As an outcome of the first stage of the project, an analytical report “ICTs in Primary Education: Exploring the Origins, Settings and Initiatives” was published by UNESCO IITE. This study will facilitate the policy dialogue and build the foundation for effective primary education by means of ICTs. In the framework of this project expert meetings were organized in November 2012 in Moscow and in March 2013 in Dubai. The top achievement of the project is recommendations and guidelines on ICT use in primary education, as well as а MOOC developed in cooperation with the University of London at Coursera.