Breaking education barriers: inclusion, rehabilitation, and technology - BERT-project Kick-Off

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16.02.2024 09:00 - 11:00
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Welcome to the official Kick-Off event of Breaking education barriers: inclusion, rehabilitation, and technology - BERT-project! The project is part of the Higher Education Partnership Program supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and administered by The Finnish National Agency for Education.

Program of the event:

9.00 - 9.05 Welcoming words, Dr. Pekka Anttila, Director, Institute of Rehabilitation, Jamk

9.05 - 9.10 Opening remarks, Sini Piippo, Programme manager, Higher Education Partnership Programme, The Finnish National Agency for Education

9.10 - 9.20 BERT-project overview, Aychesh Nigussie Koski, Project Manager, Institute of Rehabilitation, Jamk

9.20 - 9.30 Inclusive Education and the roles of Assistive Technologies, Jonas Grau Thomsen, CEO of Nordic Bionics and Assistive Technology Specialist at UNICEF

9.30 - 9.40 Building ICT-based environment for inclusive education: main challenges and trends. The role of resource centers, Natalia Amelina, Chief of Teacher Professional Development and networking from the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education

9.40 - 9.45 Questions & Discussions

9.45 - 10.00 Break

10.00 - 11.00 BERT-Partners’ introductions

10.00 - 10.15 University of Rwanda, Center of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering and eHealth

10.15 - 10.30 Tampere University, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences

10.30 - 10.45 State University of Zanzibar

10.45 - 11.00 Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Rehabilitation 

Event times are in UTC+2.

The event is free for everyone to join without registration. 

Join the event via this link (Zoom)!

Check out the BERT project's website here!