Dr. Fengchun Miao
Chief, the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education, Education Sector UNESCO Headquarters, France
Dr Fengchun Miao is the Chief of the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education at Education Sector, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, he is also a Professor (on leave) of Beijing Normal University of China. He is leading programmes on technological innovation in education of the Education Sector of UNESCO including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and education, ICT in education policy development, digital skills development for teachers and students, mobile learning, and future e-schools. He is also managing the UNESCO Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education. Highlights of his achievements include leading the organization of three international conferences on AI and education (2019, 2020, and 2022) as well as the development and adoption of the Beijing Consensus – the first international consensus on AI and Education; the launch and continuous organization of Mobile Learning Week for 9 years and promoting it to be the annual flagship event of UN on the use of technology in education; the development and adoption of Qingdao Declaration on leveraging ICT to achieve SDG 4. Directly led the training and technical advices to more than 60 countries on the planning of the National ICT in education policies and masterplans. He was the leading author of more than 10 important reports or publications of UNESCO including: Guidelines for ICT in education policies and masterplans; AI and education: guidance for policy-makers; Guidelines on the development of open educational resources policies; Ensuring effective distance learning during COVID-19 disruptions: guidance for teachers; Open educational resources: policy, costs and transformation; A lifeline to learning: leveraging technology to support education for refugees; Supporting teachers with mobile technology; and 14 reports on Best Practices in Mobile Learning. Before joining UNESCO, Dr. Miao was the Director-General of the National Research Centre for Computer Education, Ministry of Education, China. In that capacity, he was responsible for the development of national ICT in education policies and ICT curriculum standards for students, and managing the National Association for the Use of ICT in K-12 Schools of China.