Learning and Employment GPS: The IoE Research Seminar

Written by
Duncan Cox

Learning and Employment GPS: The IoE Research Seminar

Written by
Duncan Cox

Learning and Employment GPS: The IoE Research Seminar

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Written by
Duncan Cox

On May 19th, 2021, the Asia-Pacific Lab of the Learning Economy Foundation hosted the IoE Research Seminar. Featuring speakers from across the globe, presentations centered around the topic of the ‘Learning & Employment GPS’. Below is an outline of each speaker and presentation, with a link to relevant slides and video. These links will be updated as we gather more knowledge products and outputs from the seminar. 

Keynote: Building a Learning Economy

  • Chris Purifoy, CEO, Chairman, Learning Economy Foundation | Presentation

Panel: Examples of use cases - Trends and challenges

  • Kulthida Tuamsuk, Smart Learning, Thailand | Abstract
  • Matt Gee, BrightHive, T3 Network, USA | 
  • Nam-ho Park, ED3, Digitary & CAN, Republic of Korea | Presentation

Discussion/Audience Q&A

  • Kimberly Linson, USA: Teacher Wallet | Abstract
  • Sohaimi Zakaria, Malaysia: Step-by-step development 


"The [IoE Research] seminar showed us how much has been done in this space, and it also showed us how much more work needs to be done”

Key Takeaways

This seminar covered a diverse array of topics within the Asia-Pacific ecosystem, showcasing the progress already made in the region. “The [IoE Research] seminar showed us how much has been done in this space, and it also showed us how much more work needs to be done”, said Nam-ho Park, a presenter and member of the Asia-Pacific Lab. 

Perhaps the most important takeaway from the IoE Research Seminar was the breadth and depth of activity around new collaborative education infrastructures across the Asia Pacific region. From the micro-credentialing work of the Indonesia Cyber Education Institute (ICE-I), to the multinational project of RECSIE and Digitary, to the grassroots approach found within Malaysia, each of these initiatives is an example of the enthusiasm present in the Asia Pacific. These discussions will drive the research focus of the AP-Lab and serve as the foundation for continued progress. 

Alongside the seminar, the IoE Research Seminar set out a call for open knowledge products. Listed below are some of these submissions:

A Technology–User-Environment Perspective to understand implementation of Online Learning Platforms in Asia - Chei Sian Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

AI Chatbot As An Effective Way to Enhance Learning Process - Khadija El Azhari, University Mohammed V at Rabat, Morocco

As we continue to gather and synthesize outputs from the seminar, we’ll update this page with links and resources for all to share. 


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