INFORMATION BOOKLET                           Australia-Korea ConneXion        Linking Australian and Korean schools throu...
INFORMATION BOOKLETLinking Australian and Korean schools through                                  •	 Videoconferencing    ...
© 2011 AKC Project team, University of New England, AustraliaPublisher:AKC Project team (Dr. Myung-sook Auh, Team Leader)S...
Table of contents1. Key Summary .............................................................................................
Australia-Korea ConneXion1. Key Summary    Regional to global: Australia-Korea ConneXionThe project aims to develop    for...
Information BookletAustralia is closely linked with Korea economically through export/2. Importance of this projectimport ...
Australia-Korea ConneXionContent examples of videoconferencing sessions    1.   Korean and Australian culture, taught in S...
Information Booklet   9.   Weather: compare Australia and Korea   10. Native animals   11. What kids do in leisure time? –...
Australia-Korea ConneXionAll 2,200 New South Wales public schools are equipped with     3.4 Videoconferencing equipmentthe...
Information BookletStudents do online discussion with their Australian peers, exchanging   3.5 Online discussionphotos, th...
Australia-Korea ConneXionThe	AKC	provides	the	following	opportunities	and	benefits:4. Why AKC?•	   Students develop their ...
Information Booklet1.   Korean and Australian students will develop interest in, familiarity5. Expected Outcomes     with,...
Australia-Korea ConneXion6. AKC project teamLecturer, School of EducationDr Myung-sook Auh (Team Leader)University of New ...
Information Booklet7. The AKC researchThe	AKC	research	is	a	3-year	longitudinal	study,	and	research	findings	Aimsfrom each...
Australia-Korea ConneXion8. AKC website: www.une.edu.au/austkoreaconnexion14                          digital communication
Information Booklet9. Supporters for the AKC program•	   Asia Education FoundationAustralia•	   Australia-Korea Foundation...
Australia-Korea ConneXion10. Participating Australian and Korean schools(May 2011)•	   Duval High School, Armidale, NSW, A...
Information Booklet11. Connected Classrooms Program of NSWVideoconferencing became part of teaching and learning in NSWpub...
Australia-Korea ConneXion12. Photos of videoconferencing sessions18                           digital communication
Information Bookletcultural understanding                   19
Australia-Korea ConneXion13. Newspaper reports on the AKC program20                          digital communication
Information Bookletcultural understanding                   21
Australia-Korea ConneXion14. Expression of interestRegional to global:Australia-Korea ConneXion for Intercultural Exchange...
Information Booklet                    AUSTRALIA-KOREA CONNEXION                      EXPRESSION OF INTEREST              ...
Australia-Korea ConneXion4. Does your school have videoconferencing equipment?            [ ] Yes (If yes, which brand? __...
Information Booklet10. Teacher details            Name: _________________________________________________________         ...
With thanks to our supporterswww.une.edu.au/austkoreaconnexion
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  1. 1. INFORMATION BOOKLET Australia-Korea ConneXion Linking Australian and Korean schools through • Videoconferencing • Online discussion • School exchange visitsdigital communication cultural understanding
  2. 2. INFORMATION BOOKLETLinking Australian and Korean schools through • Videoconferencing • Online discussion • School exchange visits University of New England, NSW, Australia The National Centre for Science, ICT, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR)
  3. 3. © 2011 AKC Project team, University of New England, AustraliaPublisher:AKC Project team (Dr. Myung-sook Auh, Team Leader)School of Education, University of New England, NSW, AustraliaEmail: mauh@une.edu.au akc@une.edu.auTel: 61-2-6773-2917Fax: 61-2-6773-2445Project leader:Dr. Myung-sook AuhProject Team Leader, The Australia-Korea ConneXion programSchool of Education, University of New EnglandArmidale, NSW 2351 AustraliaE-mail: mauh@une.edu.au Tel: 61-(0)2-6773-2917Fax: 61-(0)2-6773-2445Design:Angela Hoskins
  4. 4. Table of contents1. Key Summary ................................................................................................................................. 42. Importance of this project ......................................................................................................... 53. AKC program details .................................................................................................................... 5 3.1 Three connection methods ....................................................................................................... 5 3.2 Contents of videoconferencing sessions.............................................................................. 5 3.3 Class format..................................................................................................................................... 7 3.4 Videoconferencing equipment ............................................................................................... 8 3.5 Online discussion ......................................................................................................................... 9 3.6 School exchange visits ............................................................................................................... 9 3.7 Research of student, teacher and use of technology outcomes ................................ 94. Why AKC? ......................................................................................................................................105. Expected outcomes ...................................................................................................................116. AKC project team .......................................................................................................................127. The AKC research ........................................................................................................................138. AKC website ..................................................................................................................................149. Supporters for the AKC program ...........................................................................................1510. Participating Australian and Korean schools (May 2011) ..........................................1611. Connected Classrooms Program of NSW ........................................................................1712. Photos of videoconferencing sessions ..............................................................................1813. Newspaper reports on the AKC program .........................................................................2014. AKC Expression of interest .....................................................................................................22
  5. 5. Australia-Korea ConneXion1. Key Summary Regional to global: Australia-Korea ConneXionThe project aims to develop for Intercultural Exchanges 1. Korean and Australian students’ interest in, familiarity with, and positive attitudes towards each other’s culture through the Australia-Korea ConneXion (AKC) program, which links Korean and Australian schools using videoconferencing, online discussion, and school exchange visits; and 2. Korean and Australian teachers’ pedagogical skills and knowledge for teaching Korean studies in curriculum subjects.To achieve the aims, Korean and Australian schools are linked throughvideoconferencing, online discussion, and school exchange visits.Videoconferencing is for Korean students to learn about Australianculture as well as to teach Korean culture to their Australian peersin English, while Australian students learn about Korean culturefrom their Korean peers in curriculum subjects (e.g., Social Studies,Korean Language, and Integrated Curriculum). Also, throughvideoconferencing, Korean and Australian teachers develop theirpedagogical skills and knowledge for teaching each other’s culture. Inonline discussion, students exchange messages not only on topics ofAustralian/Korean culture but also personal and social topics (e.g.,family, friends, teen culture). The participating schools are encouragedto build brother/sister school relationships by signing Memoranda ofUnderstanding, and, when possible, to organize school exchange visits,for which host schools provide home stay accommodation and mealsfor their partner schools.4 digital communication
  6. 6. Information BookletAustralia is closely linked with Korea economically through export/2. Importance of this projectimport and politically by being geographically located in Asia. Koreais one of the four Asian countries of which the Australian Governmentwants young Australians to develop understanding by investing AUD$62.4 million into the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools(NALSSP) program. The NSW Department of Education and Training(DET) implemented the Connected Classrooms project installingvideoconferencing and interactive whiteboard facilities to 2,200 publicschools by investing AUD $158 million to connect regional schools withmetropolitan areas. However, the videoconferencing facilities haverarely been used for Australian students’ global experiences.The Korean Government is currently reducing the number of nativeEnglish speaking teachers recruited in Korean schools, and issearching for an alternative. Videoconferencing can be the alternative,providing global experiences for Korean students, and developingKorean students’ English skills through videoconferencing and onlinediscussion with their Australian peers.3. AKC Program details • videoconferencing 3.1 Three connection methods • online discussion • school exchange visitsThe major class topic is Korean and Australian culture; i.e., Korean 3.2 Contents of videoconferencing sessionsstudents teach Korean culture to Australian students, while Australianstudents teach Australian culture to Korean students. Other choices ofclass topics are: Korean language and Korean culture (for Australianschools offering Korean language as a second language), Moral/ethicalissues and religion, and Music.cultural understanding 5
  7. 7. Australia-Korea ConneXionContent examples of videoconferencing sessions 1. Korean and Australian culture, taught in Social Studies subjectThe major courses for videoconferencing sessions (HSIE [Human Society and Its Environment] in NSW); 2. Korean language and culture, taught in Korean language as a second language subject; 3. Integrated Primary curriculum for teaching culture and creative arts; 4. Arts, Culture, and Languages class; and 5. Enrichment class (aimed at academically advanced students).For each course, Korean and Australian teachers identify specific class topics based on relevant curriculum and considering students’ interestsin each other’s culture. Then, they negotiate the topics with each other.Specific class topics 1. Welcome to our country, city, and our schoolKorean and Australian culture 2. Hangeul alphabet: Korean alphabets: vowels, consonants Korean language: Greetings, Thanks, & other key phrases 3. Food: Traditional and Everyday food 4. Family life and school life 5. National identity and self-image: What makes us Australian/ Korean? 6. Heritage places: Why important? 7. National flags, national emblems, national symbols (flowers, etc) 8. Festivals and Celebrations6 digital communication
  8. 8. Information Booklet 9. Weather: compare Australia and Korea 10. Native animals 11. What kids do in leisure time? – music, sports, movies 12. Teen culture: Music, movies, TV, Technology (texting, computers), hobbies, friends, weekends, holidaysPrimary schools do videoconferencing once every week, while 3.3 Class formatsecondary schools do once fortnightly.One week an Australian school leads the class doing presentations,while a Korean school listens to them and asks questions. The otherweek the Korean school leads the class while the Australian school asksquestions. • VC connection test, audio-visual test, PPt slides test (5 mins) • Australian Presentation 1 (5 mins) + Korea Q&A (5 mins) 10 mins • Korea Presentation 2 (5 mins) + Australia Q&A (5 mins) 10 mins • Activity: e.g., music performance, teaching folksongs, talent shows (5mins) + Q&A (5 mins) 10 mins • Wrap-up: Summary (5mins) Total: 40 minscultural understanding 7
  9. 9. Australia-Korea ConneXionAll 2,200 New South Wales public schools are equipped with 3.4 Videoconferencing equipmentthe Connected Classrooms facility, which includes Tandbergvideoconferencing equipment and Interactive Whiteboard (see Figure 1).Details about the NSW Connected Classrooms are described in Section 13. Figure 1: An example of the Connected Classrooms (NSW Department of Education and Training, 2010, p.62 [CCP – Compendium of Practice, p.7])Korean schools’ videoconferencing equipment is negotiated throughSamyang Data Systems. Videoconference IP address: 211.55.22.77 email: chbae@syds.com email: jyj99@syds.com Mr. Chan-ho Bae Ms. Yeo-jin Jeong tel: 02-760-5024 tel: 02-760-5026 mobile: 010-8460-4922 mobile: 010-2718-47068 digital communication
  10. 10. Information BookletStudents do online discussion with their Australian peers, exchanging 3.5 Online discussionphotos, their favourite music, etc. They receive a Username to log intoMoodle in the AKC website. Teachers monitor their messages.MoUs are signed for brother/sister school relationships. Host schools 3.6 School exchange visitsprovide home stay and meals for visiting schools’ students andteachers. 3.7 Research of student, teacher, and use of technologyResearch is conducted with this project as an intervention in order to outcomesgather evidence for the expected student, teacher, and use of technologyoutcomes. Pre-test and Post-test data collections are administered atthe beginning and the end of each semester.cultural understanding 9
  11. 11. Australia-Korea ConneXionThe AKC provides the following opportunities and benefits:4. Why AKC?• Students develop their English skills.Korea• Students become global citizens by meeting their Australian peers through videoconferencing and experiencing Australian culture.• Students make friends with Australian peers.• Teachers to take the AKC program as their own project and recognized as their achievement.• Teachers raise their profiles as English teachers by teaching English using the AKC program.• Principals establish school exchange programs with partner Australian schools.• Principals demonstrate effective use of ICT through video- conferencing and online discussion with Australia.• Students in rural/regional areas to experience internationalAustralia exchanges with Korea, and to open up their views about the world.• Students to make friends with Korean peers.• Teachers to develop pedagogical skills and knowledge for teaching Korean culture as part of their Social Studies subject (HSIE in NSW).• Teachers to travel to Korea accompanying students through school exchange visits.• Principals to establish brother/sister school relationships with Korean schools and to raise their school profiles in Korea by letting their schools known to Korean people.• Principals to demonstrate effective use of ICT through video- conferencing and online discussion with Korea.10 digital communication
  12. 12. Information Booklet1. Korean and Australian students will develop interest in, familiarity5. Expected Outcomes with, and positive attitudes towards each other’s culture and people, as demonstrated in their enthusiasm to talk about each other’s culture and news, in their willingness to get involved in activities relating to Korea and Australia, respectively, in schools, on university campuses, and in communities, respectively, and wishing to visit each other’s country.2. Korean and Australian teachers develop pedagogical skills and knowledge for teaching Korean studies, and accumulate teaching resources for it; e.g., books, DVD recordings, CD recordings, internet teaching materials, cultural artefacts, photos, and pictures.3. Korean and Australian schools linked via videoconferencing establish brother/sister school relationships by signing a Memorandum of Understanding and, when financial situations allow, carry out school exchange visits.4. Partnerships for cooperation are established between Korean and Australian supporters for this project. The Korean supporters are: Daejeon Metropolitan Office of Education Samyang Data System. The Australian supporters are: The University of New England NSW Department of Education and Training Korea Education Centre (Korea Consulate General) Asiana Airlines.cultural understanding 11
  13. 13. Australia-Korea ConneXion6. AKC project teamLecturer, School of EducationDr Myung-sook Auh (Team Leader)University of New England, Australiahttp://www.une.edu.au/staff/mauh.phpPh.D., 1995, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USAM.Mus., 1991, University of Akron, USAM.Ed., 1989, Ewha Woman’s University, South KoreaB.Mus, 1986, Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea.Director of the National Centre for Science, ICT, and MathematicsProfessor John PeggEducation for Rural and Regional AreasUniversity of New England, Australiahttp://www.une.edu.au/staff/jpegg.phpPh.D., 1986 University of New England, AustraliaM. Mathematics, 1980, University of Newcastle, AustraliaB.Sc., 1969, University of Newcastle, AustraliaSenior Lecturer in Information Communication Technology EducationDr Chris ReadingSchool of Education,University of New England, Australiahttp://www.une.edu.au/staff/creading.phpB.Commerce, 2003, University of New England, AustraliaPh.D., 1997, University of New England, AustraliaB.A., 1988, University of New England, AustraliaM. Sc., 1984, University of New England, AustraliaBSc (Honours) 1975, UNE, Australia12 digital communication
  14. 14. Information Booklet7. The AKC researchThe AKC research is a 3-year longitudinal study, and research findings Aimsfrom each year are applied to improve the AKC practice the next year.The aims of the research are to: 1. investigate whether the AKC program develops Australian and Korean students’ positive attitudes towards each other’s culture; and 2. examine if the AKC program develops Australian and Korean teachers’ pedagogical skills and knowledge for teaching culture using videoconferencing.Participants are Australian and Korean students and teachers in theMethodschools participating in the AKC program, which links the schools usingvideoconferencing, online discussion using Moodle, and, when financial situations allow, school exchange visits. Data are collected through: 1. online survey of the students and teachers about their perceptions about each other’s culture and learning about culture using videoconferencing and online discussion; 2. interviews of teachers about their pedagogical approaches; 3. analysis of students’ online messages; and 4. assessment of VC sessions using the SOLO (Structure of the Observed Learning Outcomes) model.The online surveys and the interviews are conducted as pre-tests andpost-tests at the beginning and the end of each semester. Qualitativedata (students’ responses to open-ended questions in the online survey,interviews of teachers, and online discussion messages in Moodle)are analysed using coding methods to identify emerging themes. Thequantitative data (online survey responses using ratings, and ratingsfrom assessment of the VC sessions) are analysed using statisticalanalysis, such as t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, and multiple regression.cultural understanding 13
  15. 15. Australia-Korea ConneXion8. AKC website: www.une.edu.au/austkoreaconnexion14 digital communication
  16. 16. Information Booklet9. Supporters for the AKC program• Asia Education FoundationAustralia• Australia-Korea Foundation of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade• NSW Department of Education and Training, New England Region.• NSW Department of Education and Training, Distance and Rural Technologies (DART).• University of New England, Armidale, NSW• National Centre of Science, ICT, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Areas (SiMERR)• Korea Education Centre in the Korea Consulate General• Asiana Airlines• Cisco• Daejeon Metropolitan Office of EducationKorea• Samyang Data Systems, Seoul• Cisco Korea• Yoohan Ltd. Daham, Daejeoncultural understanding 15
  17. 17. Australia-Korea ConneXion10. Participating Australian and Korean schools(May 2011)• Duval High School, Armidale, NSW, AustraliaSecondary Sungduk Middle School, Daejeon, Korea• Presbyterian Ladies College, Armidale, NSW, Australia Yongwha Girls High School, Seoul, Korea• Glen Innes High School, Glen Innes, NSW, Australia Sungduk Middle School, Daejeon, Korea• O’Connor Catholic College, Armidale, NSW, Australia Cheonil Middle School, Seoul, Korea• Lisarow High School, NSW, Australia Gyeseong Girls High School, Seoul, Korea• Ben Venue Public School, Armidale, NSW, AustraliaPrimary Chungsol Primary School, Gyeonggi-do, Korea• Quirindi Public School, Quirindi, NSW, Australia Chorim Primary School, Gyeonggi-do, Korea• Quirindi Public School, Quirindi, NSW, Australia Chungsol Primary School, Gyeonggi-do, Korea• Armidale City Public school, NSW, Australia Saegeum Primary School, Gyeonggi-do, Korea• New England Girls School, Armidale, NSW, Australia Majang Primary School, Gyeonggi-do, Korea16 digital communication
  18. 18. Information Booklet11. Connected Classrooms Program of NSWVideoconferencing became part of teaching and learning in NSWpublic schools through the Connected Classrooms Program (CCP)(https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/about-us/how-we-operate/connected-classroom) initiated by the New South Wales (NSW) Government in2007. The CCP’s primary goals are to provide students and teachersin regional/rural/remote areas with educational resources throughvideoconferencing, to provide professional learning for teachers inisolated areas, and to assist students and teachers for collaborativeprojects using videoconferencing and Interactive white boardtechnology. The CCP is a 4-year project, i.e., March 2007 – June 2011,invested with AUD $158 million to equip all 2,200 NSW public schoolswith Tandberg videoconferencing equipment, interactive white board,and their related equipment. Outcomes of the CCP are reported in(NSW Department of Education and Training, 2010).While the CCP focused on linking students and teachers withinAustralia, there were only a few cases of videoconferencing withoverseas. The CCP Review recommends that ways to sustain the CCPshould be investigated. The Australia-Korea ConneXion (AKC) programis a way to sustain the CCP in NSW public schools by establishinglong-term relationships with Korean schools through regularvideoconferencing, online discussion, and school exchange visits.cultural understanding 17
  19. 19. Australia-Korea ConneXion12. Photos of videoconferencing sessions18 digital communication
  20. 20. Information Bookletcultural understanding 19
  21. 21. Australia-Korea ConneXion13. Newspaper reports on the AKC program20 digital communication
  22. 22. Information Bookletcultural understanding 21
  23. 23. Australia-Korea ConneXion14. Expression of interestRegional to global:Australia-Korea ConneXion for Intercultural Exchangeswww.une.edu.au/austkoreaconnexionThe University of New England’s Australia-Korea ConneXion (AKC)email: akc@une.edu.auproject team seeks Expression of Interest (EOI) from teachers andschools who wish to participate in the AKC program. The AKC programaims to achieve intercultural exchanges between Australia and Koreathrough videoconferencing, online discussion, and school exchangevisits. The AKC program is funded by the Australia-Korea Foundationof the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and by theUniversity of New England in Australia.A copy of AKC EOI form follows as a guide to the information you will beasked to provide. You need to complete an electronic version of the EOIform. If you are interested in participating in the AKC program, pleasecontact the AKC (akc@une.edu.au) to receive a Word file of the EOI form. Please fill in the electronic EOI Form and email it to the AKC team (akc@une.edu.au) with the completed form attached. If you have anyquestions or queries, please contact the AKC project team:Email (akc@une.edu.au or mauh@une.edu.au)Telephone (61-[0]2-6773-2917 Dr. Myung-sook Auh)I look forward to hearing from you.Sincerely,Myung-sook Auh22 digital communication
  24. 24. Information Booklet AUSTRALIA-KOREA CONNEXION EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FormProcedure for accepting schools to the AKC programThe EOI informs the team about how many and which schools in Australiaand Korea are interested in the AKC program. The AKC project team uses theinformation to connect schools that have classroom synergies. When schoolsare accepted to the AKC program, the AKC team will send confirmation to the schools.The AKC project team will send the AKC booklet with an Expression of Interest(EOI)/application form to interested schools. Please note that completion of anEOI does not imply entry into the AKC program.Your name: _____________________________ Your school: ______________________________Your email: ______________________________InstructionsPlease put a check mark [√], or write your choice among given choices, or provide details as requested.1. Country [ ] Australia [ ] Korea2. Your school l [ ] Secondary [ ] Primary l [ ] Urban [ ] Regional [ ] Rural l [ ] Public [ ] Private [ ] Catholic l [ ] Boys only [ ] Girls only [ ] Co-educational3. Class subjects [ ] Social Studies (HSIE) [ ] Primary [ ] Korean language/culture [ ] Enrichment [ ] Asian studies [ ] Gifted & Talented [ ] Science & Technology [ ] Musiccultural understanding 23
  25. 25. Australia-Korea ConneXion4. Does your school have videoconferencing equipment? [ ] Yes (If yes, which brand? _______________________________ ) [ ] No (If No, please go to Question 5 )5. Does your school have an IP address? [ ] Yes (If yes, the address is _______________________________ ) [ ] No6. When do you wish to start the AKC program in your school? ___________________________________ month/year.7. Reasons for being interested in the AKC program _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________8. Existing international linkages (country, goals) (If none, write ‘none’.) ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________9. School contacts School name: ____________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________ Principal’s name: _______________________________________________ Tel: _______________________________________________________________ Website: _________________________________________________________24 digital communication
  26. 26. Information Booklet10. Teacher details Name: _________________________________________________________ Subject(s) : ____________________________________________________(e.g., Social Studies [HSIE], ICT, English, Korean language, Primary, others[specify]) Note: For primary teachers, write ‘Primary’. Email: ______________________ Tel: __________________________ Mobile: ______________________________________________________ Skype ID (if you have one): ________________________________11. Class details [ ] Boys [ ] Girls [ ] Co-educational How many students will be in your class for the AKC? _________ Class subject _______________________________________________(e.g., Geography, History, Social Studies [HSIE], English, Primary, Moral/ethicalissues & Religion, Music, others [specify])EnquiriesDr Myung-sook AuhProject Team Leader, The Australia-Korea ConneXion programSchool of Education, University of New EnglandArmidale, NSW 2351 AustraliaEmail: mauh@une.edu.au Tel: 61-2-6773-2917Fax: 61-2-6773-2445 www.une.edu.au/austkoreaconnexion University of New England, NSW, Australia The National Centre for Science, ICT, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australiacultural understanding 25
  27. 27. With thanks to our supporterswww.une.edu.au/austkoreaconnexion

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