E-Learning has become a global phenomenon. The Center has three current projects that use and promote eLearning:
The Dragon and the Eagle
The Canton Trade Game is an educational tool for students to learn the dynamics of trade in this critical epoch of Chinese and American history. It is a free of charge online game on the gaming platform Roblox. Click here for more information.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN create a new map for education, especially in the developing world. The HKAC is working with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to engage educators across Asia in teaching the SDGs through hands-on activities with NGOs in their communities. We especially link with communications departments in Asian universities to help them prepare their students to assist NGOs set up and operate social media platforms. This will enable them to spread their messages about some aspect of the SDGs throughout their societies. To be directed to the website, please click here.
MOOCs for Asian Studies in America
The HKAC and the Asia Network in the US are promoting the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) made in Hong Kong and used to teach about Asia in American liberal arts colleges. Several of our universities are creating MOOCs and shorter online modules that relate to Asia and can be used globally, often on the EdX and Coursera platforms. Asian universities need not be just consumers of online courses, but producers as well. MOOCs would not replace teachers, but enrich their courses and link their students via online forums to students around the world who are studying Asia online.