Many students in Victorian schools enjoy the opportunity to connect and learn with our neighbours in Asia. These connections enrich our understandings of cultures and build partnerships to enhance our region. Digital technologies have enabled us to build the connections win way we could not have imagined before.
The Global LYNCs Project is an established program and has just become a partner with the Australia-Korea Foundation. The Foundation will support ongoing enhancements to the project including development of a Korean version of the blog, improvements to the blog (we have just added a visitor counter this week), monthly newsletters to participants, feature articles and a Victorian visitation program from Professor Keong Ku the Korean coordinator for the project. Five additional Victorian schools recently joined the project as part of a pilot with the Daegu District Office of Education, Republic of Korea and the SWVR. A feature of the pilot is development and trial of curriculum units to compliment Korean/Victorian partnerships.
The Distance Education Centre Victoria DET is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Korea Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia-Korea Foundation and is assisting with the administration of the project. While predominately dealing with Korean partnerships, Global LYNCs also currently involves some other Asian country partnerships.
If you are interested in working with an international school using DET’s outstanding schools telecommunications network please visit the blog at: http://globallyncs.global2.vic.edu.au/ or contact Jo Tate firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and assistance.