|Theme||New Technologies – A Major Catalyst for Greater Learning?|
|Date||25 – 29 September 2005|
Exploring ever-advancing technologies, the ASEF Classroom Network considered the evolving role of a teacher in this digital environment. On 25-29 September 2005 in Beijing, China, participants were exposed to different Asian and European approaches during plenary sessions, working groups and interactive presentations.
80 secondary and high school teachers and educators from 23 ASEM partner countries in Asia and Europe gathered to see new education technologies transforming learning. This opportunity to learn from educational technology experts and share their use of ICT in the classroom encouraged reflection on the role of the teacher in this digital era.
During plenary sessions, interactive presentations, and visits to local schools, participants were exposed to the challenges and priorities in Chinese education and to practical ways of bridging the digital divide within classroom across Asia and Europe.
ASEF ClassNet teachers co-designed 12 new proposals for future Online Collaborations that spanned the numerous topics; all of which encouraged intercultural understanding and the development of ICT skills within their students and their fellow teachers.3 of the previous year’s Online Collaborations were presented with ASEF ClassNet Awards in recognition of their outstanding work.