In ASEAN countries, there is a wide diversity of availability of talks from experts and luminary speakers. From every other day in more developed countries, to once a blue moon in some remote universities in developing countries, the disparity amongst haves and have-nots is great enough to warrant an e-solution.
CanalAVIST is a part of the ASEAN Virtual Institute of Science and Technology (AVIST) and the ASEAN Science and Technology Research and Education Network Alliance (ASTRENA) under ASEAN Committee for Science and Technology to provide channels for seamless education, teaching, training, conferencing, lectures, talks through ASEAN countries for ASEAN researchers and students.
The ASEAN Virtual Institute of Science and Technology (AVIST) was set up by ministerial approval in 2005, following development by ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST) ) as part of the strategy for continuing professional education, hosted in Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok Thailand. Since then, AVIST has conducted various online e-learning courses to a large number of participants throughout ASEAN. The ASEAN Science and Technology Research and Education Network Alliance (ASTRENA) was mooted in 1998 and implemented in 2006. Since then, two ASTRENA meetings have been carried out, ASTRENA-1 in Brunei, March 2006 and ASTRENA-2 in Manila, January 2007. Other ASTRENA associated meetings have also been conducted.
CanalAVIST utilizes the Trans Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) to deliver lectures and streaming videos to members of TEIN, ASEAN, Europe and Australia with the use of ranging from H.263 to HD and DVTS supported by an e-learning platform VClass (see www.vclass.net) by the Internet Education and Research Lab, Asian Institute of Technology.
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