The Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research (CEI&AR) at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India, hosted the latest IFIP TC3 Open Conference on Computers in Education (OCCE 2020) from 6-8 January 2020. 

The conference, entitled: ‘Empowering Teaching for Digital Equity and Agency’, attracted a wide range of participants, encompassing policy makers, teachers, students and researchers. More than 150 delegates from 13 countries attended the 48 presentations, which shared knowledge and ideas about rapidly emerging practices of Computer Science Education (CSE) and the important role CSE has in educating creators of the future. 

Participants were able to discuss the importance of ensuring digital equity and access, and how to achieve this for more communities. Some sessions involved demonstrations, with illustrated examples of how mobile devices are used for educational purposes in developed and developing countries. There were also many examples of how inclusive and adaptive technologies impact society and knowledge.

OCCE 2020 was co-chaired by Don Passey and Therese Keane, with the local organising committee chaired by Amina Charania, TISS. The event was opened by Prof Shalini Bharat, Director of TISS, who is pictured below with Don Passey.