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The International Webinar on Educational Technology to Support Online Learning

Event Description

The world’s education sector has been greatly impacted by the Pandemic, resulting in changes of learning styles globally. The utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning activities can no longer be avoided. SEAMOLEC has taken efforts through national and regional programmes to support teachers and educators to overcome challenges during this outbreak.

In cooperation with its partners, Eduten Finland and Cahaya Utara Indonesia (CUI), SEAMOLEC jointly initiated the International Webinar on “Educational Technology to Support Online Learning” hosted on July 17, 2020 at 14.00 to 16.00 hrs. (GMT+7). It was also supported greatly by the Embassy of Finland for Indonesia and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat in Bangkok. This programme is aimed to broaden digital learning experience and perspective on the mentioned topic to benefit both teachers and learners.

  

Opening Session

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The webinar was opened by SEAMOLEC Deputy Director for Programme, Mrs Prakaikan Schneitz who briefly reported the preparation of the online event. There were more than 5.000 participants registered in the webinar coming from more than 20 countries, not only from Southeast Asia, but also from other continents around the world like Netherlands, Qatar, USA, Saudi Arabia, India, and many more.

Session was then continued with a special welcome remark from the Director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat, Dr Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela. She expressed appreciation for SEAMOLEC which has initiated this programme. In her remarks she emphasized that this Pandemic has forced all people globally to think of new ways in developing new educational technology. Meanwhile, at SEAMEO level, webinars are being advanced to promote continuity of learning within the region and beyond.

The official opening remark was delivered by Ms Anna Korpi, the representative of HE Ambassador of the Embassy of Finland for Indonesia. She is the Counsellor for Education and Science responsible for Finland cooperation for the whole Asia. In her remark she outlined a couple of points of the Finnish education system in general and suggested more international cooperation to reinvent and redevelop strategies and approaches to share experiences and lessons during this hard time. She acknowledged this international webinar as one of the good opportunities.

About the Speakers

Special Remarks

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Ms Anna Korpi,
Counsellor, Education and Science at the Embassy of Finland in Singapore

Ms. Anna Korpi,

Counsellor, Education and Science at the Embassy of Finland in Singapore

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Dr. Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela 
the Director of SEAMEO Secretariat

Dr. Ethel Agnes P Valenzuela

the Director of SEAMEO Secretariat

Speakers

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Mr Erkki Kaila, PhD
Head of Researcher, Eduten Co.Ltd
Lecturer,University of Turku, Finland

Mr. Erkki Kaila, Ph.D

Head of Researcher, Eduten Co.Ltd
Lecturer,University of Turku, Finland

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Prof. Dr. Paulina Pannen, M.L.S.
Interim Director of Innovation System,
Ministry of Research and Innovation of Republic of Indonesia

Prof. Dr. Paulina Pannen, M.L.S

Interim Director of Innovation System,
Ministry of Research and Innovation of Republic of Indonesia

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Mr Aaron Loh
Divisional Director, Educational Technology Division,
Ministry of Education, Singapore

Mr. Aaron Loh

Divisional Director, Educational Technology Division,
Ministry of Education, Singapore

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Mr M Octaviano Pratama
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist,
BISA AI

Mr. M. Octaviano Pratama

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist,
BISA AI

 In sequence for presentation, the speakers are:

  1. Mr Erkki Kaila, PhD from Finland. He works as a university lecturer in University of Helsinki, the top university in Finland and a top-100 university globally. His research is focused on digital pedagogy, learning analytics and educational technology, with special focus on programming education and ethical and effective conduction of learning analytics. He has close to 60 publications about digital education. He is also a co-founder and the head of research in Eduten, a spin-off of University of Turku, Finland. The goal of Eduten is to provide high quality education for all children around the world.
  2. Prof Dr Paulina Pannen, MLS from Indonesia. She is an expert in higher education, e-learning, distance education, educational technology and curriculum development. She has over 30 years of experience in national and international education. Chairman of several task forces on higher education quality development and improvement programs under the auspices of Directorate General of HE, including the development of the Indonesian MOOCs. Currently, she is working for Ministry of Research and Technology/National Agency for Research and Innovation and participates as Secretary to the Consortium of Research and Innovation for Covid-19.
  3. Mr Aaron Loh from Singapore. He is the Divisional Director of Educational Technology Division (ETD) at the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore, and also the Governing Board Member of SEAMOLEC from Singapore. He oversaw the launch of Singapore Student Learning Space (SLS) in 2018. He was formerly Principal of Commonwealth Secondary School, West Zone Centre of Excellence for Design and Innovation. During his time there, he led a team to implement a Design Thinking programme and spearheaded a Maker Education programme to develop students’ confidence, communication, collaboration and critical and inventive thinking.
  4. Mr Octaviano Pratama from Indonesia. He represents a start-up company in Artificial Intelligence called Bisa AI, which is also one of SEAMOLEC’s partner from private sector. He has a passion in computer science and information system area especially in Machine/Deep Learning. He developed several applications for mobile, website and desktop platform. His specific research interests are in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Mobile Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information System and Business.

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