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What Does Asia Learn from Distant Learning during COVID

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Listen and learn : Panel

Monday, November 30, 2:00–2:45 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Amy Leung  
Annie Ning  
Kelly Xu  
Junfeng Yang  
Phyllis Zhang  
Dr. Jianhua Zhao  

This session provides opportunities for attendees to have a close understanding on how educators in Asia help students to develop their comprehensive abilities during and after COVID. It will provide experiences and examples of distant learning and teaching with edtech.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Mac, PC
Topic: Distance, online & blended learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
Empowered Learner
  • Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The excellent presentations by speakers from Asia will draw a picture for audiences on teaching and learning with edtech during and after COVID in Asia, and introduce the development of edtech in Asia especially in China. It is a good chance for educators around the world to understand and learn from Asia's experiences and interact with each other on this topic to enhance mutual understanding. Attendees especially those who are from global edtech will obtain the first-hand information of the development in Asia and promote cooperation with Asia edtechs.


Host Introduction from MC - 1 min
Host Introduces each Panelist - 5 min
Panel Discussion - 35 min
How do schools in China help students to be empowered learners during COVID?
How do China educators help students to be knowledge constructors with edtech during COVID?
How do Asia students become innovative designers, rather than passive learners during COVID? Examples?
Edtech is developing fast in Asia. What are the tips for global edtech to collaborate with Asia edtechs?
What is the role of teachers in helping students use edtech to be global collaborators in the future?

Supporting research

1.EdSurge: How China’s Schools Are Getting Through COVID-19

2.US- China Business: China’s Edtech Market Soars in Stay At Home Era

3.Daxue Consulting: 8 Chinese EdTech start-ups leading the global educational technology industry

4.Guidance on Active Learning at Home during Educational Disruption: Promoting student’s self-regulation skills during COVID-19 outbreak


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Amy Leung, Edmodo

Amy is currently Senior Vice President, Education Strategy of Edmodo Hong Kong, strategically in charge of successfully delivering the hybrid learning model in Hong Kong and beyond, through gamified learning solutions empowered by the global-wide Edmodo learning platform. Amy will be happy to bring you all up to speed how Edmodo creates new opportunities in learning while the possibilities to inspire our next generation of learners with passion and innovation for a better and brighter future. Amy graduated at University of Hong Kong and obtained her Master of Arts in Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Annie Ning, ISTE

Annie Ning, is currently the Director, Asia Affairs at ISTE. Prior to joining ISTE, Annie volunteered in Hanglai, a village in southwest China with Serve for China, a non-profit aiming to alleviate poverty in rural China by placing graduates around the world in villages where they can support rural area and develop social entrepreneurship. Annie holds a master’s degree of science in education from Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kelly Xu, Shanghai TopSchools Consultancy Firm
Junfeng Yang, Hangzhou Normal University

Junfeng Yang is a professor and dean of Department of Educational Technology in Hangzhou Normal University. He earned the title of “Zhejiang creative and leading talent in higher education”, “Zhejiang Young Zhijiang social science scholar”, “Hangzhou new century 131 scholar”. He has published more than 30 academic papers, including 4 SSCI journal papers and outstanding Chinese journal papers. He serves as the associate editor of the journal of Smart Learning Environment published by Springer.

Phyllis Zhang, ClassIn

Phyllis Zhang, Vice President of ClassIn Lead the global team to provide service and solutions for our Clients in 35 countries & all continents Build key strategic and monetary partnerships to drive the global market growth 10 years in ELT and Education Industries Ex Regional Marketing and Operation Managers at Education First, China Graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University

Dr. Jianhua Zhao, CHER, SUSTech, China

Dr. Jianhua Zhao is a Professor and an Associate Director of Center for Higher Education Research in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). He is also a Senior Programme Specialist at International Center for Higher Education Innovation (ICHEI) under the auspices of UNESCO. Dr. Zhao has proposed and initiated various international, national, and provincial projects, including “the Digital Link Project” for creating partnership universities in Africa from 2017, “National ICT Competence Standards for Principles” project in 2015. Dr. ZHAO’s research interests include Future Education, Pedagogy, Mathematic and Science Education, Learning Sciences and Technologies, Teachers Professional Development, and etc.

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