VUSSC/Singapore BC/Bootcamp Notes

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Review of Day 1 March 12 2007

Reported by Tauvaga Vaai (Pacific Team Leader)

Morning Session

Official Opening Venue: Nanyang Executive Center - Lecture Room 4 Level 3, Education Wing

Schedule of Ceremony

  1. Welcome: Mr Jacques See, National Institute of Education
  2. MFA Opening Address: Mr Chua Teng Hoe, Technical Cooperation Directorate Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. COL Address and Presentation: Mr Paul West Director Knowledge Management and Information Technology, Commonwealth of Learning
  4. National Institute of Education Welcome Address: Professor Lee Sing Kong, Director NIE
  5. Video Presentation on Singapore Cooperation Programme
  6. Administrative Introduction to NIE Faculty and Key Project Personnel
  7. Photo Taking session
  8. Bus leaves for NIE

NIE Sessions Personal Introduction of Participants Facilitators: Patricia Benn and Shokahle Dlamini (Team Leaders) Opening quote: There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things Nicolo Machiavelli.

Patricia Benn (Team Leader) introduced four team leaders from the four different regions:

  1. Africa - Ms. Shokahle Dlamini
  2. Carribean and Latin America - Ms. Patricia Benn
  3. Mediterranean and Indian region - Mr. Phillip Inglott
  4. Pacific - Mr Tauvaga Vaai

Shokahle Dlamini (Team Leader) - Failitator for Introduction Activity (in pairs) Each participant to:

  1. Find a partner who has something in common and share information for introduction.
  • Commonalities: Name, Position and Expectations
  1. Once a partner is found discuss and introduce according to the following:
  • Name
  • Country
  • Institution
  • Position
  • Expectation
  • Knowledge of Wiki

Afternoon Session Special Introduction to Wiki Facilitator: Phillip Inglott (Team Leader)

  1. Pairing Wiki Buddies
  2. Registration on the Wiki
  3. Update Personal Profile Pages

Day one sessions finished at 4.30pm