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ERI-Net Seminar 2010

Regional Seminar on the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Higher Education and the Use of ICT in Universities

Bangkok, Thailand, 30 June - 2 July 2010

Case studies on the use of ICT in universities in Asia and the Pacific 

If universities are to be the centers of learning to produce future leaders and innovators, then it is fair to expect universities to be a forerunner in using cutting edge technologies and tools to educate and train their students. 

To find out more about how higher education institutions in the Asia and Pacific region have used information and communication technologies (ICT), the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand, has commissioned case studies from selected countries to focus on three aspects:

1) Innovative Use of ICT for Open and Distance Learning 

  • Chen Xin, Shanghai TV University, People's Republic of China (PDF, 7.5MB)
  • Swati Mujumdar, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, India (PDF, 1.2MB)
  • Tae Rim Lee, Korea National Open University, Republic of Korea (PDF, 3MB) 
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2) Innovative Use of ICT for Blended Learning 

  • Thapanee Thammetar, Thailand Cyber University, Thailand 
  • Bruce Burnett, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (PDF, 420KB)
  • Daniel Tan, K.V. Ling and Kenneth Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (PDF, 2.7MB

3) Innovative Use of ICT for Administration and Management Services 

  • Anindya Chaudhuri, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India (PDF, 160KB)
  • Allan Yue, Bob Fox and Jae Park, University of Hong Kong, SAR Hong Kong, China (PDF, 1.3MB) 

    A regional seminar brought the authors to share their findings with policy makers, university administrators, academicians and researchers. The seminar, co-organized by UNESCO and the Office of the Higher Education Commission in Thailand, provided a forum for about 70 participants who discussed the implications of the studies for policy, planning and management of higher education in their respective countries.