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Below you will find cooperative activities among APEC members to improve educational opportunities in the region. Many APEC Projects are developed under the auspices of APEC's Education Network (EDNET) which meets annually to review on-going activities and review new project proposals. If seven or more members participate, the proposal becomes an official "APEC Project."

In 2001, the APEC Education Foundation (AEF) funded the APEC Cyber Education Cooperation to develop a number of e-learning activities ultimately providing support to teachers in the region. These "APEC Projects" can be found below. They include:

  1. Direct support for teachers in using technology through ALCoB and the former Webzine and Youth Internet Volunteer projects supported by Korea.
  2. Workshops for education leaders through the e-Education Leadership initiatiave out of Hong Kong, China.
  3. Space for on-going communication through New Zealand's On-Line Community project.
  4. Information for leaders and policy makers through the Knowledge Bank of Education Policy and Practice and this Web Portal.

Other APEC Projects include:

3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting - This site provides information and papers for the Third APEC Education Ministerial Meeting that will occur on April 29-30, 2004 in Santiago, Chile.

ACEN Webzine - A Korean-led online community where teachers share knowledge and skills in education technology and help each other find solutions to teaching problems.

APEC 2003 eLearning Summit - The APEC 2003 eLearning Summit was a three-day congregation of about two hundred of innovators in Asia and the Pacific regions - including scholars, entrepreneurs, educational administrators, and teachers in the field of eLearning. Summit participants explored emerging application strategies and possible cooperation in integrating technology into education. It is anticipated that there will be a follow-up to this successful Summit in 2004.

APEC Cyber Academy - A non-profit international cyber school led by Chinese Taipei to help teachers and students in the APEC region teach and learn together through the innovative use of the Internet and other new technologies.

APEC International Youth Camp - An on-line and in-person opportunity promoting international exchange and to provide a cooperative-learning forum for APEC member youths. The 2004 Youth Camp is organized by Chinese Taipei's National Youth Commission.

APEC Learning Community Builders (ALCoB) - ALCom = APEC Learning Community To - reduce knowledge divide and eventually to share prosperity in the APEC region By - cooperative work, research, and human resources exchange via online and offline human networks With - ALCoBs (APEC Learning Community Builders) who are qualified teachers, supporters, and learners in the APEC region

APEC Links - An effort by Singapore to compile links to APEC members' education technology plans, reports on educational technology implementation projects, and research and evaluation of education technology.

APEC Network for Education Communities Area - A project from New Zealand to support collaboration between educators to bridge the digital divide and share information in education and human resources development in the APEC region.

APEC Sister Schools Network - A Thai effort to create a virtual and real network of schools linking students, teachers, and other educators to share ideas and experiences. Specifically ASSN assist students, teachers, and school administrators in efforts to develop skills and interest in technology, science, coastal ecology, and English.

APEC Youth Internet Volunteers - A Korean-led project seeking to reduce the digital divide by providing Youth Internet Volunteers (YIV) to provide ICT-skill training for local schoolteachers and students in the APEC region, as well as volunteers to help translate ICT advice into local languages.

Asia Pacific Network for Education Web Portal - A U.S. coordinated gateway to resources to improve education systems in the Asia Pacific region on topics prioritized by APEC's Education Ministers. Developed in cooperation with the APEC Cyber Education Cooperation.

Asia-Pacific Cybereducation Journal - The Asia-Pacific Cybereducation Journal (APCJ) is a refereed online journal published semiannually by the APEC Cyber Education Cooperation in collaboration with Indiana University. An interdisciplinary panel with expertise in various aspects of cybereducation reviews all submissions. It focuses on information and communication technologies and their integration into education and training, particularly in the Asia-Pacific Rim regions. Specific topics include: research on and innovations in teaching and learning with technology; instructional design; learning with radio, television, and other communications media; online learning; administration and evaluation of education programs using media and technology; policy frameworks and analyses; technology planning by governmental agencies; education-industry partnerships; and other topics related to teaching and learning with technology.

Best Practice in Math and Science Seminar - This annual seminar organized by Malaysia serves as a platform for APEC member economies to share experiences and learn innovations that have made science and mathematics education successful in their respective economies. The first seminar on elementary education was held in August 2003. A seminar on secondary math and science instruction will be held in summer 2004.

e-Educational Leadership - An effort from Hong Kong, China providing leaders from APEC member countries with training to develop national ICT policies and opportunities to work collaboratively in areas of mutual interest.

Improving Institutional Capacity in Joint Schools - A joint research project, led by China, examining experiences of cooperation among higher education institutions in the APEC economies. Case studies are being developed analyzing present barriers and potential solutions to improve the capacity of higher education institutions to cooperate.

Institute of APEC Cyber Education - The Institute of APEC Cyber Education (IACE) is designed to construct the APEC Learning Community, research nternational cooperation in education between APEC economies and support the Secretariat of the ACEC consortium. IACE supports and administers On and Off-line activities for effective operation of the ALCom; supports and administers ALCoBs, allocates tasks/activities to the International Internet Volunteer group, suuports international research cooperation, and conducts and supports various projects for the international cooperation.

Knowledge Bank of Education Policy and Practice - A U.S. coordinated repository of best policy and practice from the Asia Pacific region about covering topics prioritized by APEC's Education Ministers. Developed in cooperation with the APEC Cyber Education Cooperation.

Learning About Each Other - A U.S. designed educational web resource introducing 10-15 year old students and their teachers, to the people and places of the Pacific Rim.

Summit on Education Reform in the APEC Region - The Summit on Education Reform in the APEC Region, “Striking Balance: Sharing Practice from East and West,” brought together policy experts and researchers from around APEC to formulate an action agenda for the 3rd APEC Education Ministerial Meeting in April 2004. Summit participants reviewed research and policy reform trends underlying four key areas: language learning, mathematics and science instruction, use of information technology in learning, and reform in centralized and decentralized education systems. Information about the Summit and its outcomes is available at www.ednetsummit.org.

University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific - A voluntary association of government and non-government representatives of the higher education sector in the Asia Pacific region, seeking to enhance international understanding through increased mobility of university students and staff.