The ASEM LLL Hub meeting - SELF-LEARNING IN A DIGITAL ERA was held at The Gateway Resort, Damdama Lake Gurgaon, New Delhi, India on 2-4 November 2015 in response to the necessity of identifying effective models for lifelong learning in the face of world economic crisis.
The meeting engaged 70 representatives from EU member states and Asian countries under the auspices of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to discuss and construct concepts and practices for lifelong learning. At the meeting researchers, policymakers and practitioners discussed contemporary possibilities of self-learning in a digital era, key concepts for policies and practices in Asia and Europe and what role researchers and policy makers should play in creating lifelong learning opportunities for all in Asia and Europe.
Mr Le Huy Lam, SEAMEO Centre Director, was one of the 4 keynote speakers of the meeting. In his presentation “Adressing ASEAN diverse learning needs: to what extent is MOOCs/E-learning the solution?” he discussed the diverse learning needs of ASEAN people at the grassroots level in the process of integration, especially from the perspectives of the CLCs, the community learning centres, by far the most popular LLL provider in the region. He emphasised that addressing such a vast diversity was quite problematic considering a lack of qualified CLC personnel and insufficient funding, among other things, and analysed the benefits as well as issues emerging to use MOOCs as a solution.
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