SEAMEO and New Zealand Co-hosted the First Master Class on Education Technology and Digital Security

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 | Pitchayawadi Arreenich


Bangkok, Thailand: SEAMEO Secretariat in collaboration with Education New Zealand (ENZ) hosted the first SEAMEO-New Zealand Master Class on Education Technology and Digital Security. The virtual event was conducted successfully on Thursday 30 September 2021 at 09.00 – 11.00 hrs (GMT+7, BKK Time) with over 16,000 viewers on the SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube channel.

The SEAMEO-New Zealand Master Class is one of the SEAMEO-Partner series, intends to develop a platform where key players from education stakeholders and industry can share initiatives, knowledge, and efforts to address education disruptions during the pandemic in Southeast Asia. The virtual series will be beneficial to school/TVET/university teachers and educational personnel.

New Zealand has officially been admitted as the SEAMEO Associate Member Country since 1973. Throughout the long relationship, New Zealand through the Ministry of Education has contributed scholarships, short-term consultancies and funding for special courses which have benefited to the Southeast Asian educators and students.

The SEAMEO-New Zealand Master Class aimed to upskill teacher capacity development by sharing expertise and advanced knowledge in education technology and digital security of New Zealand’s universities and leading universities in Southeast Asia. In addition, this event could develop a growth mindset in further approaching new technologies and innovative solutions.



Welcome message from
Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua Valenzuela
Director of SEAMEO Secretariat


Welcome message from
Mr Ben Burrowes
Regional Director-Asia
Education New Zealand


Within 2-hour live, viewers could broaden the viewpoint in the technological disruptions arising during the COVID-19 crisis from the 4 distinguished experts; 2 speakers from universities in New Zealand, and 2 speakers from universities in Southeast Asian countries.

The SEAMEO Secretariat would like to express its appreciation to the following distinguished speakers for their great contribution to the SEAMEO-New Zealand Master Class on Education Technology and Digital Security.

“What Artificial Intelligence is and its Impact on the Future of Work and Education”
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh
Senior Lecturer and Director of Women in Tech
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  “Education Technology for Student Engagement”
Dr Edizon Angeles Fermin
Vice President from Academic Affairs
The National Teachers College, Philippines


“Detecting and Responding to Ransomware on other Destructive Events”
Assoc Prof Dr Pongpisit Wuttidittachotti
Head of Department of Data Communication and Networking, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
  “Malware Analysis”
Dr Vimal Kumar
Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
University of Waikato, New Zealand


The SEAMEO-New Zealand Master Class can be viewed from the following link of SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube channel and QR Code:

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