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Connecting with our neighbours through education

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The University will help build connections between educators in Australia and across South-East Asia when a ground-breaking webinar series continues this month.

The Australia-ASEAN Academics Forum was formed in 2021 to improve online education across a range of disciplines in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia-ASEAN Academics Forum 2023

Led by the University’s School of Education, it involved around 400 academics from 200 institutions in Australia and the 10 member countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

A new series of webinars will take place from June 13-23, again focusing on best practice in online education.

Topics will include MOOCs, retention and success, vocational education, podcasting, digital competencies for teachers and student reactions on social media to online learning. Speakers will come from the University of Tasmania and a range of ASEAN countries.

“We feel it is really important to provide a forum for academics in the two regions to continue our professional development, share our research stories and teaching practices, and to strengthen the multilateral relationship we first established in 2021,” convenor Dr Vinh To said.

“It is important we are up-to-date in this field, and generate more ideas for professional collaboration between academics in the two regions.”

The forum is open to academics in all disciplines both at the University of Tasmania and in ASEAN member countries - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

In 2021, it attracted 33 presenters and 384 participants from ASEAN countries.

To join the 2023 webinars, contact the organisers here. The full program and recordings of the 2021 webinars are available here.