order to efectively activate the APEC Learning Community,
it is necessary to select "APEC Learning Community Builders
(ALCoB)" who will help to bridge the knowledge divide,
enhance knowledge capacity, and promote human exchange in
APEC economies. ALCoB are the core members of ALCom who are
qualified teachers, learners, and supporters selected from
each economy. They are the pioneers of ALCom who will establish
a learning community and will continue to develop and maintain
the community. They will play a role as the key contact persons
who voluntarily organize and perform on their own with a new
vision of the future of education in APEC.
Each Other: ALCoB Internet Volunteer (AIV)
ALCoB Internet Volunteers will be selected and dispatched
to member economies annually for ICT collaborative work in
teacher training courses, special courses for students, seminars,
workshops etc [kjd1] . Both volunteers and local participants
will benefit from this caring-each-other activities.
Sharing Know-how: ALCoB On-line Community
Virtual space for all kinds of online activities such as sharing
of information and knowledge, forming cells or groups, proposing
cooperative work, carrying out research work, and engaging
in social cell-chatting.
Studying Together : ALCoB are encouraged
to do academic research, analyses of ALCom projects or comparative
research projects in ALCom and evaluation and consultation
of projects at their own level through the ALCoBzine ( ) or
Asia Pacific Cybereducation Journal (APCJ, ) .
Making Own Projects : Autonomy and ownership
for the project are the greatest values of the ALCoB. Members
are encouraged to make their own proposals of interest and
invite others to join in implementing their own projects.
Making Friends : human exchanges through
on-line and off-line meetings
Face-to-face meetings are still valued in APEC Learning Community
and human exchanges are still key factors of ALCoB activities.
Human exchange opportunities will be expanded to ALCoB learners
from ALCoB teachers, and it will bring more ALCoB supporters
to join in the APEC Learning Community for Shared Prosperity.
of ALCoB and ALCoB Workshop
- ALCoB Inauguration Ceremony: Korea (August), Indonesia (December),
- ALCoB Workshop: Korea (August & November), China (December)
- Number of ALCoB: 164 ALCoB in Total (Teacher: 142, Supporter:
22) in China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, Indonesia,
Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand and Thailand
ALCoB Internet Volunteer
From 2001-2003, 95 volunteers were dispatched to member economies
including China, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand to work
with local teachers, students and educational administrators
in various activities such as installing ICT equipment, teacher
training, and workshops and seminars. The number of local
participants was 647.
Joint Project Proposals : As of December
2003, twenty joint projects presented by Indonesia, six by
Korea and one by the Philippines. These proposed projects
will be discussed for action plans at the International ALCoB
Conference 2004 for APEC Learning Community in Seoul, Korea,
17-19 January, 2004.
On-line Publication of ALCoBzine by 2003
As of December 2003, eight economies including Australia,
Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines,
and Thailand have submitted 99 articles covering Special Issues,
ACEN News, Experience using ICT, Working Together, and ICT
Learnin. Many of the articles are also available in Chinese,
Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Thai as well as
ALCoB On-line Community Activities (http://www.alcob.com)