Past Event

Mobile Learning Conference 2015

August 12, 2015 - August 13, 2015
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Columbia University

The purpose of the conference is to enable public managers, entrepreneurs and experts to discuss the experiences of successful mobile learning in other countries, as well as to discuss good practices developed in Brazil and the challenges for the future identified through Columbia University's study on the implementation of mobile technologies in public education in Brazil, to be launched on the occasion of the conference.

With activities scheduled to take place on the 12th and 13th of August, the event will bring together prominent experts, including Columbia University faculty, representatives from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and UNESCO, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Communication, and the National Fund for Educational Development. In addition, representatives of the Federal Legislative Branch, Departments of Education at municipal and state levels, telecommunication companies, entrepreneurs from education startups and NGOs focused on ICTs (information and communication technologies) in education.

On August 13th, there will be a workshop on innovation in which pedagogical and IT professionals from the Departments of Education, the Federal Government and other sectors that have contributed to the study, will discuss the #MobileLearning that we would like for Brazil.

We look forward to your participation!



August 12

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast

09:00 - 09:20 - Opening
                              Manual Palácios, Ministério da Educação
                              Rafael Steinhauser, Qualcomm
                              Thomas Trebat, Columbia University


mEducation in the world

09:20 AM - 09:40 AM - Keynote: Elena Arias Ortiz, Inter-American Development Bank

09:40 AM - 10:45 AM - Successful cases on mobile education
                              Moderator: Thiago Rached, Columbia University
                              Fernando Salvatierra, UNESCO - Buenos Aires
                              Fiorella Haim, Plan Ceibal - Uruguay
                              Jim Klein, Saugus District - California

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Coffee break


mEducation in Brazil

11:00 AM - 12:20 AM - Keynote: Barbara Bruns, World Bank

11:20 AM - 12:15 PM - Columbia University Research Presentation and Discussion
                                     Fernanda Rosa, Columbia University
                                     Comments: Alexandre Barbosa,

12:15 PM - 12:35 PM - Keynote: Cristovam Buarque, Senate

12:35 PM - 1:45 PM - Lunch

1:45 PM - 2:05 PM - Keynote: Maximiliano Martinhão, Ministry of Communications

2:05 PM - 3:20 PM - Different models of connectivity
                              Moderator: Gustavo Azenha, Columbia University
                              Rossieli da Silva, State Department of Education of Amazonas
                              Eliezer da Silva, State Department of Education of Bahia
                              Renê de Lima Barbosa, FNDE
                              Orlando Saboya, State Department of Education of Rio de Janeiro

3:20 PM - 4:05 PM - Multi-sectoral partnerships and trends in connectivity
                              Moderator: Thomas Trebat, Columbia University
                              Oren Pinsky, Qualcomm
                              Mila Gonçalves, Telefônica Foundation
                              Daniel Barcelos, Ministry of Strategic Affairs - Presidency of the Republic

4:05 PM - 4:20 PM - Coffee break

4:20 PM - 5:30 PM - Good practices on digital content
                              Moderator: Fernanda Rosa, Columbia University
                              Eziquiel Menta, State Department of Education of Paraná
                              Helena Bomeny, Municipal Department of Education of Rio de Janeiro
                              Felipe Rezende, EvoBooks
                              Leandro Holanda, Lemann Foundation

                              Good practices on teacher training
                              Moderator: Priscila Cruz, Todos pela Educação
                              Roberlayne Roballo, Municipal Department of Education - Curitiba
                              Laura Rossi, MEC
                              Ana Paula Bessa, State Department of Education - Rio de Janeiro
                              Adriana Martinelli, Singularidades

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM - Gabriela Mora, UNICEF

5:50 PM - 6:00 PM - Closing session
    Gustavo Azenha, Columbia University