10 November 2022

13th AUN Rectors’ Meeting: AUN-TEPL Drives University Talents through Personalised Learning Technology

AUN Writer Team

By Chanya Chinsukserm, AUN Programme Officer

Continuing from last week's feature, the 13th AUN Rectors’ Meeting’s first agenda set forth as “Driving University Excellence through Regional and International Cooperation." The speakers on this agenda, especially on today’s topic, have selected examples in the area of driving university talents through technology to incentivise capacity building in higher education institutions. 

Assoc. Prof. Lieven Demeester, Chair of the ASEAN University Network for Technology-enhanced Personalised Learning (AUN-TEPL) introduced us to the role of AUN-TEPL in “Driving University Talents Through Technology,” which was also the presentation's key theme and focus. He emphasised the need for accessibility to technology for students across the region to better assist their learning modes through personalised software.

Personalised learning will encompass catering to the different needs and abilities of different learners. It concentrates on tailoring instruction and learning tasks to individual students' needs and interests. Subsequently, students can engage with the right material and instruction to suitably challenge them at the right level. Therefore, this thematic network could tap on the potential synergy and data economies to improve students’ success through technology-enhanced personalised learning methodologies. 

AUN-TEPL’s main mission is to foster collaboration among the ASEAN universities to improve students’ success through technology-enhanced personalised learning. It lays out its themes and structures in the table below. More information can be accessed via https://www.auntepl.com/


Thrust 1: Building Capacity 
Here is the timeline of activities AUN-TEPL has conducted since the COVID-19 pandemic. The key event in 2023 will be the 4th AUN-TEPL Symposium 2023 (2nd quarter, at Singapore Management University). For more information, please subscribe to mailing list at: https://www.auntepl.com/ 


Thrust 2: Creating a platform for universities to exchange educational tools and content 
AUN-TEPL has formed a partnership with Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) in the effort to create a resource-sharing community within AUN+3. The members of AUN-TEPL can join the journey in promoting a community which shares, curates and exchanges educational resources with the aim of improving student success through the propagation of technology-enhanced personalised learning approaches across universities. Please refer to the user guide below and access how to join the network’s efforts via: https://www.auntepl.com/shared-resources


Thrust 3: Promoting TEPL for Inter-university Research and Projects Collaboration
On 30 October 2020, the formation of a writing group by Singapore Management University, Universiti Malaya, and Mahidol University was arranged as a way to foster stronger inter-university research collaboration. Progress in technology-enhanced personalised learning is based on lessons from online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic at three South-East Asian universities. The research team comprises university administrators and faculty developers involved in promoting technology-enhanced personalized learning in their universities.


Call for Collaboration with AUN-TEPL
AUN-TEPL invites collaborators to join them on project ideas or for on-going projects to co-create faculty development resources that can stimulate technology-enhanced personalised learning, facilitate the exchange of courses for credit transfer between universities, sharing and use of digital learning resources on MERLOT, and collaborate on technology-enhanced personalised learning research projects. To find out more detail, please visit https://www.auntepl.com/collaborations

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the next presentations about driving university talents through technology from the Libraries of ASEAN University Network (AUNILO)!