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Second Regional Expert Meeting on MOOCs as a Catalyst to Enhance Teaching and Lifelong Learning in Asia and the Pacific, 10-11 October 2016, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Second Regional Expert Meeting on  MOOCs as a Catalyst to Enhance Teaching and Lifelong Learning in Asia and the Pacific
10-11 October 2016, National Institute for Lifelong Education, Seoul, Republic of Korea

 

Building on the Education 2030 agenda and Qingdao Declaration to ensure access to quality education and unleash digital opportunities, UNESCO Bangkok and the National Institute for Lifelong Education (NILE) organized the second regional expert meeting on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as a catalyst to enhance teaching and learning in higher education and lifelong learning in Asia and the Pacific. Held from 10-11 October 2016 in Seoul, Republic of Korea the second meeting objectives included:

  • Take stock of regional needs, with a special focus on developing economies, to use MOOCs to achieve their goals for quality education;
  • Conduct a MOOC simulation on analysing learning analytics to promote quality higher education, both online and on campus;
  • Collect case studies to distil practical advice for policymakers and practitioners that is culturally specific and relevant to the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Prepare a synthesis report to share with key stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region.

Over 20 participants from 15 countries throughout Asia and the Pacific, including Least Developed Countries and developing economies, with expertise on MOOCs, online learning, Open Educational Resources and learning analytics attended this regional expert meeting. During the meeting, the representatives reviewed the potential and national-level initiatives for MOOCs, identified common problems and opportunities to advance access to quality higher education through MOOCs, and expressed their support for a sample learning analytics tool developed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) called VisMooc.

 

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Resources

Presentations

◊ MOOCs as a Catalyst for Quality Higher Education and Lifelong Learning: Perspectives from UNESCO Bangkok (Dr. Libing Wang, Chief, Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok, Thailand)  -  pdf, 928kb

◊  MOOCs as a Catalyst to Enhance Teaching and Lifelong Learning in Asia and the Pacific (Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Director, SEAMEO RIHED)  -  pdf, 2.5mb

◊  HKU E-LEARNING: What have MOOCs brought to us? (Prof. Ricky Kwok, Associate Vice-President of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong)  -  pdf, 4.5mb

◊ Strategic Dimensions to Drive, Sustain, and Scale MOOCs (Dr. David Glance, Director of Centre for Software Practice, University of Western Australia)  -  pdf, 67kb

◊  The Integration an Online Learning Environment in a Cambodian Academic Program (Dr. Sidonie Pors, former lecturer, Royal University of Phnom Penh)  -  pdf, 740kb

◊  The Present Status of MOOCs in Myanmar (Dr. Hla Tint, Rector, Rector, Yangon University of Distance Education)  -  pdf, 828kb

◊ Using VisMOOC as a Learning Analytics Tool for MOOCs (T.C. Pong, Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice-President & Provost; Director of Center for Engineering Education Innovation; Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology)  -  pdf, 7.7mb

◊ MOOCs and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education India (Dr. N.V. Varghese, Director of the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, Nat. Uni. of Education Planning and Administration)  -  pdf, 258kb

◊  Making MOOCs Work - some thoughts (Dr. Cheah Horn Mun, Assistant Provost of UniSIM)  -  pdf, 522kb

◊  Next Steps for the Development of MOOCS in Asia-Pacific (Dr. Ethel Valenzuela, Deputy Director for Programs and Development, SEAMEO)  -  pdf, 772kb

◊  K-MOOC: Current Status and Future Prospect (Dr. Jin-Hyouk, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology)  -  pdf, 5.1mb 

 

Second Regional Expert Meeting on  MOOCs as a Catalyst to Enhance Teaching and Lifelong Learning in Asia and the Pacific
10-11 October 2016, National Institute for Lifelong Education, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Second Regional Expert Meeting on  MOOCs as a Catalyst to Enhance Teaching and Lifelong Learning in Asia and the Pacific
10-11 October 2016, National Institute for Lifelong Education, Seoul, Republic of Korea