Zanzibar Declaration Workshop on ‘Sustainable Education in a Digital Age of rapidly Emerging Technologies’ at the WCCE 2022
Johannes Magenheim1, Don Passey2, Javier Osorio3, Christophe Reffay3, Raymond Morel5
1 University of Paderborn, Germany
2 Lancaster University, UK
3 Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
4 Université de Franche-Comté, France
5 University of Geneva, Switzerland
Abstract. IFIP Technical Committee 3 (TC3) agreed in its Annual General Meet-ing in April 2019, held in Zanzibar, Tanzania, to initiate development of a decla-ration on ‘Sustainable Education in a Digital Age of rapidly Emerging Technol-ogies’. This ‘Zanzibar Declaration’ (ZD) would focus on future educational chal-lenges that arise from rapidly emerging technologies impacting societies and communities and is closely related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all).
Experts from different disciplines and from across TCs of the IFIP were invited to a subsequent series of four webinars in 2021. Together with practitioners, de-cision-makers, and researchers from the education sector, they discussed specific questions regarding contexts of this topic. As a basis for finding topics for these webinars, a matrix was used. The matrix consisted of various emerging IT tech-nologies positioned against different social areas in which these technologies are applied with corresponding social effects listed. For the four webinars, four the-matic clusters of IT technologies and social impact areas were identified that were not entirely free of overlap but of specific interest for education.
Details of the ZD process, the four webinars (videos and outcomes) and the ZD grid can be found on the ZD website:
Keywords: Sustainability, Emerging Digital Technologies, Social and Educa-tional Implications.
1 The WCCE 2022 Workshop
The workshop is intended to offer panellists, but also a broader interested audience, the opportunity to contribute to the topic from their specific perspectives (teacher, re-searcher, policy maker, etc.) and educational contexts (country, region, level of educa-tion, etc.).
These contributions can be related either to one of the thematic clusters of the four webinars or to other thematic areas that consider connections between ICT develop-ment, its social impact and resulting challenges to the education system. In particular, contributions would be welcomed that explore the issues of how new technologies are used to support learning processes and the extent to which their basic technological principles should be made understandable to students, for example, in computer science (informatics) lessons.
The contributions should be assigned to a sub-area of one of the following topics that link one or more of the ‘technologies’ listed below with one or more of the ‘impacts on society’ listed below. They can do this in the broadest sense, but may also indicate links to other elements of the ZD grid.
Technologies: Big Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence Methods and Algorithms for Decision Making, Computer Networks and Communication, Au-tonomous Systems, Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, 3D/4D Print-ing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing, Humanoids, Transhumanism, Nano Technologies, Recognition (Tracking), Robotics, Emerging Future Technologies.
Impacts on Society: Educational Challenges and Perspectives, Ethical Issues, Cyber Security, Privacy, Social Surveillance, Decent Work, e-Government, e-Administration, e-Law, Environmental Ecology Sustainability, Mobility, Digital Equity, Gender Eq-uity, Enduring Information and Quality of Information, Future Society Components, Energy.
Contributions may present research findings in thematic areas but may also include well-documented and well-founded practice reports or country-specific perspectives on a related topic.
Contributions will be invited and may be selected, but the key themes for this work-shop will focus on important topics for social and educational futures. For example:
• Computer Networks and Communication and Mobility.
• Recognition (Tracking) and Enduring Information and Quality of Information.
• Robotics and Decent work.
• Virtual and Augmented Reality and Social Surveillance.
• Cloud Computing and Privacy.
• 3D/4D Printing and Energy.
• Humanoids and Digital Equity.

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Sustainable Education in a Digital Age of rapidly Emerging Technologies

IFIP TC3 Zanzibar Declaration - Webinars and Follow-up Conference

IFIP Technical Committee 3 (TC3) agreed in its Annual General Meeting in April 2019, held in Zanzibar, Tanzania, to initiate a declaration on ‘Sustainable Education in a Digital Age of rapidly Emerging Technologies’. This ‘Zanzibar Declaration’ (ZD) focuses on future challenges that arise from rapidly emerging technologies impacting societies and communities. This series of events will explore these challenges and propose approaches to address them.

The ZD will consider a range of topics covering recent important digital technology developments, their societal impact, and resulting educational challenges.

To consider challenges in as many countries, situations, local contexts, and experiences as possible, IFIP experts and practitioners are asked to contribute their ideas to support the development of the ZD, using a matrix document. This will be a dynamic process, collecting contributions and data, supplemented and updated over time. The outcomes will describe the different challenges and development paths in different countries.

Webinar outcomes: