Keynote panel: OER Utilization from K12 to Higher Education --the Asia Aspect

Session Description

In Asia, regions such as Japan, Taiwan and Thailand, have been facing similar issues of the transition from OCW to MOOCs. This panel will focus on the current status of the OER utilization in the Asia region. We would like to share the different utilization of OER in the K12 level as well as in higher education from the Asia point of view.

JOIN the Panel November 16, 9:00-10:00 am Taipei, Taiwan (GMT+8)

Meet the Panel

Katsusuke Shigeta, President, JOCW, is an associate professor of the Information Initiative Center at Hokkaido University. He is an associate director of the Center for Open Education at the University and the president of JOCW (Japan OCW Consortium). His specialty is educational technology, especially in the research of the development of online learning and distance education utilizing OER and MOOC. In addition, he is leading the national survey of IT introduction in higher education in Japan including the awareness of OER and MOOC.

Ta-Wei Lee, President of Taiwan Open Course and Education Consortium (TOCEC) and the director of Open Education Office in National Chiao Tung University(NCTU). In 2006, he was hired to help launch the new e-learning project at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) – NCTU OCW. Due to the avant-garde project, He was pushed to provide one NCTU OCW video course – Chemistry. Since then, this Chinese Chemistry OCW keeps helping not only hundreds of NCTU freshmen but also thousands of students outside NCTU and even outside Taiwan.
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Ray Lu Ray Lu is the Chairman and CEO working for Junyi Academy. Junyi Academy is the biggest K-12 online education platform in Taiwan. This platform is known as Taiwanese version of Khan Academy, which hosts at least 1,000 class videos, including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry,and biology.
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Thapanee Thammetar Thapanee Thammetar is the Associate Professor and Director of Thailand Cyber University (TCU) Project, Ministry of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation, Thailand. She obtained her Ph D, doctoral degree in Educational Technology and Communication at Chulalongkorn University. She is also a lecturer at Silpakorn University. She teaches in the B.Ed. course, M.Ed. course and Ph.D. course at the Faculty of Education Silpakorn University. She has conducted a number of researches on e-learning development principles and guidelines and information communication technologies for education, teaching and online learning.

Jintavee Khlaisang is the Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Technology and Communications, and the member of Educational Invention and Innovation research unit, Faculty of Education,Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Jintavee is also the deputy director of Thailand Cyber University Project, Office of the Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education. Her recent publication was the book titled Ubiquitous Technology Enhanced Learning: the Outcome-based Learning Design for21st Century Learners (2018). Her recent research projects are the Development of Gamified Self-Regulated Learning System in Ubiquitous Learning Environment to enhance Achievement Motivation for Thai MOOC (2018-present), and Development of Self-Initiated Learning in Ubiquitous Environment Model Using Smart Wearable Technology to Enhance Digital Literacy of Global Citizens ( 2019-present. Her research interests include Disruptive Learning innovation, Ubiquitous Learning, Flipped learning, Blended Learning, Virtual Learning Environment, Open education, and MOOCs.

Marian Wan is the Associate Dean of the Office of Information Technology at Taipei Medical University (TMU). In 2017, she founded the Digital Initiative Center at College of Interdisciplinary Studies in TMU, whose vision is to promote the best practices of OER, e-learning and MOOCs.
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Good Morning from where it is still night! So excited for the first day.


Hi, this is PPT of my presentation “OER of Higher Education in Taiwan”
Keynote-Open Education Resources of Higher Education in Taiwan.pdf (906.9 KB)

GREAT keynote! The message was very informative and interesting. Thanks for kicking off #OEGlobal20.

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Video of the panel is now available:

Would be really interested to know more about the Thai MOOC approach. Someone on Twitter who attended this session said that it was extremely interesting from the point of view credentialed lifelong/distance learning. Will watch the video of the session as soon as I have a moment of course, but any further information would be most welcome!

Here is the presentation file from Jintavee Khlaisang:
OE_Global_Connect_Jintavee_16NOV2020.pdf (3.3 MB)

Here is the presentation file from Katsusuke Shigeta:
20201116_panel_shigeta.pdf (417.7 KB)