Hi from Kuala Lumpur

I’ve just spent the last two days in the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, participating in a seminar titled “Advancing e-Education: Sharing NZ and Malaysian Experiences”. The two days were orgainsed NZ Trade and Enterprise in collaboration with the Multimedia Development Corporation here in Malaysia. A group of around 16 NZ educational “experts” interacted with more than 50 representatives of the Malaysian Ministry of Education and local ICT vendors.

The photo above shows Murray Brown (centre) from the NZ Ministry of Education with Dr Norrizan Razali (right), senior manager in the Smart School Flagship department of the MDC, and Cik Chan Fong Mae (left), Principal Assistant Director in the Malaysian MoE – responsible for change management.

The two days established a useful point of contact between the two groups, with much to follow up. The Malaysians were particularly interested in our approach (in NZ) to building teacher capability in eLearning, and our approch to change management in this regard.

In his presentation to the group, Murray Brown provided an overview of the strategic approach being developed in NZ, as illustrated below:
For a run-time “Flash” version of the diagram Murray used click here.

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