How UNESCO promoted Computing in Education
This is a working page to which you can add material (either already on the Web, scanned from your personal archive or newly penned by yourself) about the role of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in spreading the use of computing for learning.

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

In 1986 I was a doctoral student at Stanford University School of Education. One of my jobs was to work on the position paper to be distributed to delegates to a joint Stanford-UNESCO sponsored conference entitled:
"Computers and Education: Which Role for International Research"
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Here is the paper. The Stanford UNESCO Conference, March 1986 Final Report

UNESCO held many other meetings to explore the use of computers in education. Currently there is no easy way for the public to get an overview of UNESCO's role in the history of educational computing. I would like HCLE to research this activity and create an exhibit documenting UNESCOs work.

I have about 16 hours of the 1986 conference on video tape (BetaMAX format). HCLE is seeking financial support to have this material digitized so that it can be preserved, edited and used in an online exhibit. If you are interested in this project, please contact Thanks, Liza Loop (June 15, 2014)

Computers and Education: Which Role for International Research? Proceedings of the Stanford/UNESCO Symposium (Stanford, California, March 10-14, 1986).