APEC Digital Workforce Development
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the U.S. Department of Education Office of International Affairs, Office of Educational Technology (OET), Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development (OPEPD), and Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) will host a series of interactive webinars and a workshop on improving career and technical education delivered via distance learning technology in the Asia-Pacific region.
August 15, 2018
- Webinar on promising practices and design principles in curriculum design of career and technical education programs delivered via distance learning technology.
- Spotlighting Quality: ACTE Paper
- 2018 Complete Catalog of Distance Learning Courses: CTE Online ITV Catalog
- General Assembly: Beyond Bootcamps
- General Assembly: Scoping Your Digital Training Program
- Re-thinking High School: IBM P-Tech, a Career Tech program for high schools in NYC
- Next Generation Pathways to Tech: New York On Tech
- Teacher Training and Tech in Malaysia: Presentation
- English Teaching, Engagement, and the role of Global Tech in Malaysia: Presentation
- USA Subject Matter Expert Presentation on Content in Distance CTE: Michael Connet – Senior Director for Outreach and Partner Development, Association for Career and Technical Education
- USA Educational Provider on Content in Distance CTE: General Assembly (Tom Ogletree & Maria Weaver)
- Malaysia Policy Maker on Content in Distance CTE: Dr. Habibah Abdul Rahim – Director, Educational Planning and Research Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia
- Malaysia Educational Provider on Content in Distance CTE: Dr. Shukry Hassan – Head of the Language and Technology Unit, English Language Teaching Centre, Ministry of Education Malaysia (Implementer)
September 12, 2018
- Webinar on promising practices and design principles in digital delivery of career and technical education programs delivered via distance learning technology.
- Creating Pathways to Careers in Precision Machining For Opportunity Youth: A Working Concept Paper
- Career Navigation in a Volatile Labor Market: Building critical infrastructure to ensure success in work and learning
- Open Course Lab Manuals, NANSLO Virtual Laboratories: NANSLO
- Effective Delivery Models, Impact Data for Philippines: Presentations (TESDA Blended, TESDA Online)
- USA Subject Matter Expert Presentation on Delivery in Distance CTE: Katie Hall – Communications Director, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
- USA Educational Provider on Delivery in Distance CTE: Patricia A. Shea – Director of Academic Leadership Initiatives, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
- Sue Schmidt – NANSLO/CHEO Project Coordinator, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
- The Philippines, Policy Maker on Delivery in Distance CTE: Maria Susan P. Dela Rama, Director, eTESDA PMU
October 17, 2018
- Webinar on promising practices and design principles concerning quality of career and technical education programs delivered via distance learning technology.
- Indicators of Online Course Quality, National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancement (DETA Research Center): DETA Research Center,_Dr. Tanya Joosten
- The Role of Online Delivery Within CTE Pathways: CTE Online Guidelines (Idaho) and Idaho CTE Presentation Slides
- Quality Assurance of Online Learning Toolkit: Australian Department of Education and Training
- Quality Assurance of Online Learning Discussion Paper: Australian Department of Education and Training
- USA Subject Matter Expert Presentation on Quality in Distance CTE: Tanya Joosten, Ph.D. – Director, Digital Learning Research and Development, Academic Affairs; Co-Director, National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- USA Policy Maker on Quality in Distance CTE: Amy Lorenzo, Policy Director for the State of Idaho Division of Career &Technical Education
- International Educational Provider on Quality in Distance CTE: Karen Treloar, Director of the Engagement Group at the Australian Government Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA)
December 3-4, 2018, Washington, DC
APEC Digital Workforce Development Workshop
APEC Delegates and representatives participated in a two day workshop to collaborate on a report to describe promising practices and design principles in distance learning programs.
Workers across the Asia-Pacific region are finding that jobs increasingly require new and innovative digital skills and competencies. However, effective training in and delivery mechanisms for in demand competencies are in short supply, creating barriers to both gainful employment and an efficient workforce.
The APEC Digital Workforce Development Project provides resources to help economies leverage digital and distance-learning technologies to build a 21st Century workforce through improved career and technical education (CTE). The Digital Workforce Development Project brings together representatives from academia and officials from government and industry to showcase digital CTE models through a series of webinars and culminating in a workshop. The best practices shared during the webinars and workshop will advise a paper describing these recommendations, which will be presented at the annual EDNET meeting, published, and disseminated through all available channels.
The Digital Workforce Development project’s activities, openly accessible research, and constructive collaboration will benefit project participants, HRDWG and EDNET delegates, and stakeholders in all member economies.
The project’s considerable collaboration between experts and practitioners across the field elicited substantial promising practices and recommendations to consider for those who seek to develop or enhance digital CTE programs. This report includes recommendations to consider in five areas of digital and distance CTE: (1) content, (2) delivery, and (3) quality; (4) inclusion of women, girls and underrepresented students; and (5) data analytics in digital workforce development.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC’s 21 members aim to create greater prosperity for the people of the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth and by accelerating regional economic integration.