This autumn our team headed out to East Asia to take part in a range of events in the region, as well as catch up with some of our existing customers and meet with potential new clients.
The trip began in Suzhou, with the inaugural ACAMIS Technology Conference, where we gave a presentation on how schools can use Moodle and H5P to create their own interactive content. H5P is a really exciting technology which we think will revolutionise content creation – keep an eye on the blog for an upcoming post with more details.
We enjoyed playing with a range of new apps, including some impressive uses of augmented reality, and took the opportunity to catch up with delegates from our client schools Tianjin International School and Dulwich College Suzhou.
Next, we flew to Shanghai to visit a number of new clients, and visit our customers at Shanghai Singapore International School and Wellington College Shanghai, before heading to Hong Kong to meet with another of our clients, the American International School, as well as representatives from BridgeU, WCBS and Gibbon.
Finally, we managed to find some time to relax with a trip out to the Sai Kung Peninsula, which gave us time to recharge our batteries before the next leg of the trip, travelling to Thailand for the FOBISIA Heads’ & Senior Leaders’ Annual Conference.
The event in Bangkok featured a high standard of presentations and workshops, which we were well prepared for following the “Wake Up” and “Sit Up” sessions from Dominic Peckham! It was also a chance to check in with our clients at Jerudong International School and International School Brunei to discuss the future of e-learning in their respective schools.
The next stop on the itinerary was a new experience – our first visit to Seoul to take part in the SEASIMS User Group. Once again, we caught up with many familiar faces from earlier events on our trip, as well as clients we hadn’t seen for a while such as Green Oasis School.
Our presentation of the brand new Edulink user interface (coming soon) and the new homework and exam modules we have developed for Moodle was well received and prompted some interesting discussion over coffee afterwards. We rounded off the month long trip by taking the opportunity to tour the city, taking in a trip to the DMZ as well as the Deoksugung Palace and bustling central markets.
We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone we met along the way for making us feel welcome, demonstrating some great examples of best practice in e-learning and sharing ideas on how educational technology will develop further as we head into 2017.
If you have any questions about the developments mentioned above, or are looking for some advice on your e-learning strategy, feel free to get in touch.