Fengchun Miao

Chief of the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education at Education Sector, UNESCO, UNESCO

Dr Fengchun Miao is the Chief of the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education at Education Sector, UNESCO HQ in Paris, he is also a Professor (on leave) of Beijing Normal University of China. He is leading programmes of the Education Sector of UNESCO on technology and AI in education including the programmes on guidance for Generative AI in education, frameworks of AI competencies for school students and teachers, a report on AI and the Futures of Learning, and supporting Member States in developing policies on digital learning, AI and education, and Open Educational Resources. He is managing UNESCO Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education. He is the education focal point in UNESCO’s inter-sectoral Taskforce for AI and the inter-UN-agency Working Group for AI.
Highlights of his achievements include leading the organization of 4 editions of international forums on AI and education (2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022) and the development and adoption of the Beijing Consensus on AI and Education; the launch and continuous organization of Mobile Learning Week of UNESCO for 9 years and the launch of the launch of the new UNESCO flagship annual event Digital Learning Week in 2023. He is the leading author of more than 10 important publications and reports of UNESCO including: Guidance for generative AI in education and research; Guidelines for ICT in education policies and masterplans; AI and education: guidance for policy-makers; Guidelines on the development of open educational resources policies; Education and Blockchain; K-12 AI curricula: A mapping of government-endorsed AI curricula; Open educational resources: policy, costs, transformation; Innovative use of technology in education: Winning projects of UNESCO’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize. He coordinated the support for more than 70 countries in the formation of national ICT in education or digital learning policies.