53 ALCoB Internet Volunteers made contributions to 4 APEC economies, including Indonesia, Viet Nam, Thailand, and the Philippines, starting from July, 2011, with the purpose of narrowing digital divide in APEC region.
- First of all, Indonesia AIV (ALCoB Internet Volunteer) team was dispatched from July 17th to 23rd and its members consisted of 1 professor, 3 program specialists, 2 ALCoB-Teachers, and 2 ALCoB-University students (total 8 members). Indonesia AIV has its specialized subject, ‘Creative Game Development as a PBL Based STEAM Education’, and cultural exchange classes. Moreover, ALCoB-T and University students visited Sekolah Elementary School, which is a ICT model school in Pangkalpinang, to observe local educational situation.
- Secondly, Thailand AIV team was dispatched from August 4th to 12th and its members consisted of 1 professor, 1 program specialists, 2 ALCoB-Teachers, and 4 university students (total 8 members). As main programs, there were ALCoB workshop with Thai ALCoB-EC, ICT model classes, and cultural exchange activities. Particularly, Thailand AIV was progressed with the Thailand Cyber University (TCU) Conference and all members had prepared their sessions. Thailand AIV team also visited Sripatum University, Patai Udom Suksa School, and Foundation for the Welfare of the Crippled.
- Viet Nam AIV team departed from Korea on August 4th and proceeded their specialized program, PBL and ICT workshop, and got back to Korea safely on August 12th. According to the request from Viet Nam, the main programs were the Education Informatization Workshop using Problem Based Learning and ICT model classes. Beneficiaries are total 140, to be specific, 30 high school principals taking part in the PBL workshop, 30 teachers during ICT model classes, and 80 students for cultural exchange activities.
- Philippines AIV, which included AEEP (ALCoB Edutainment Exchange Program), was from August 14th to 22nd. The team consists of 1 professor, 1 robot program specialist, 1 researcher from IACE, 2 ALCoB-Teachers, 3 ALCoB-University students, and 22 middle/high school students (Total 30 members). For the main programs, Philippines AIV had not only specialized Robot AEEP and Culture AEEP, but also cultural exchange classes using ICT. Teachers and the program specialist gave 30 Philippines and 22 Korean students advices and university students also assisted students’ team works and progressed their own project with local university students. Students made progress with their team based projects and had final presentations during the closing ceremony.