Research-Based Implications for Policy and Practice: Outcomes from EDUsummIT 2019 (Quebec) – The 6th International Summit on Information Technology in Education
Abstract: EDUsummIT (International Summit on ICT in Education) is a global knowledge building community of researchers, educational practitioners, and policy makers committed to supporting the effective integration of research and practice in the field of ICT in education. In 2019, more than 100 researchers, practitioners and policy makers from across the world have gathered to discuss ways to fast track what researchers know about information technology in education, into sound policies and best practices at the local, regional, and national/international level. This symposium focuses on outcomes from the Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) from EDUsummIT 2019, then seeks audience feedback and input on the findings and ways to best bring the Call to Action recommendations into implemented reality. Five Thematic Working Group topics relevant to an EdMedia audience will be featured in this symposium, followed by an integrative Call to Action summary. Presenters will invite feedback, suggestions and recommendation from attendees during all phases of the symposium. Especially encouraged will be discussion of how individual attendees might take appropriate portions of the recommendations away from the symposium and begin implementations at their local levels.