In June Kevin Burden and Paul Hopkins traveled to Vietnam to the Education University of Da Nang and the Ha Noi National University of Education as part of a University of Hull project on collaboration in East Asia.
Part of this work was delivering a seminar-workshop on new technologies and teaching and as part of this we introduced the idea of developing eBooks for teacher educators in Vietnam.
We gave the attendees at the seminar (about 60 in Da Nang and about 35 in Ha Noi) a chance to look at and develop a very short eBook and they were all very enthused about these ideas. We also took these ideas to the ministry of education in Ha Noi and again the idea was received with great enthusiasm.
We are now exploring the possibility of developing a sample of a book for teachers of chemistry as a proof of concept and looking at how we can develop these ideas further working with grant funding bodies. We will be looking to run further workshops and seminars in Vietnam and also bring staff from Vietnam to work with us in the UK.
We are also developing links with a wider network of international universities led by the The University of Western Australia.