SEAMOLEC is conducting workshop at Hatyai Technical College (HTC), Southern Part of Thailand, namely SEA EduNet 2.0: E-Collaboration from August 22-24, 2013. This workshop is the realization of collaboration between 7 countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar, especially between education institutions in each country. The workshop uses as a model of distance learning program in 2013 with a collaborative learning methods that supports 21st century skills for students embodied in flipped classroom and blended learning.
SEAMOLEC team consist of 5 persons, i.e. Arie Susanty, Novel Meilanie, Titik Sri Nastiti, Edy Susanto, and Muhammad Andriansyah as the team leader. SEAMOLEC is also designating teacher, I Nengah Yasdwipura, as an expert and 2 students, Dwigyas Satya Dwipura and Noval Eka Herdinata, to stay for a month at HTC and continuing the program implementations (e.g. develop Edmodo class for collaborations, digital book, video-based learning/ screencasting, and develop Android Mobile App for Thai-Indonesian dictionary).
The focus of this workshops is on sharing the course subjects with Project Based Learning (PBL) between all countries, through ICT such as Edmodo, Video-based Learning material, Digital Books, etc. Project Based Learning is a teaching and learning model that focuses on the central concepts and principles of a discipline, involves students in problem solving and other meaningful tasks, allows students to work autonomously to construct their own learning, student generated products.
The number of participants are 22 persons that come from 3 schools (Songsermsasana Vittaya School, Thayaiwittaya School, Hatyaiwittayakarn School) & 3 colleges (Hatyai Technical College, Songkhla Vocational College, Luangprathanrajnikorn Industrial, Community Education College).
The opening ceremony was delivered by the HTC Director, Mr. Sompong Jatuthong. On his opening speech, he expressed a gratitude and welcoming to SEAMOLEC and the participants for their effort to attend the workshop. He hopes that this workshop will have a great contribution to develop education in Hatyai. On the opening ceremony also attended by Mrs. Sineenart Rattanamanee, Deputy Director for Academic, and Ms. June, Mr. Anan as the HTC workshop committees.
After Director’s speech, SEAMOLEC delivered greetings by Mr. Andri. He was emphasizing that this workshop is specifically focused on the e-collaborative learning with PBL in order to improve the teaching and learning implementation in the countries. He also informed that on 24 August, 7 countries would have a try out or conference simulation using SEAMOLEC web conferencing system. Those countries are online together, meet in one webconference and share PBL’s program based on workshop’s output. This conference will be attended and noted by Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture, Mr. Muhammad Nuh.
On the first day, SEAMOLEC delivered the workshop materials start with workshop overview of Project Based Learning, Edmodo at a glance: signing up and joining local group for face-to-face workshop, and designing project idea by Mr. Andri. The workshop was ended with crafting the driving questions & creating assessment criteria for students, which was delivered by Mrs. Novel.
SEAMOLEC Edmodo Group for Face-to-Face Workshop in HTC could be accessed at edmo.do/j/7gk7nq or group code: u8iery.
The participants are really excited with the workshop and intensively following it from the beginning, though we find a language barrier to deliver the materials to the participants. Some of them are an English passive speaking and writing.