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Linking students globally through ICT Project-Based Learning

, , , Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia ; , SEAMEO-RECSAM, Malaysia ; , Australian National University, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper discusses on the indicators of best practices of an international program - Science Across Asia Pacific, part of Science Across the World (SAAP/SAW, ). SEAMEO-RECSAM located in Penang, Malaysia is the primary project coordinator for the Asia-Pacific region. The SAAP/SAW program involves students conducting Project Based activities locally and sharing the results globally through the internet. Currently, there are over 6,000 teachers in 137 countries facilitating students to collaborate on a whole range of school science topics via information and communication technology (ICT). The project stand on three pillars - (a) Individual students’ exploration work in which students carry out investigations to ‘explore science locally’; (b) Compilation of the individual students’ findings into one class consensus; and (c) Exchanging the class consensus, information and experiences with students from all over the world through various ICT tools.


Fong, S.F., Balakrishnan, M., Hanafi, A., Ng, K.T. & Fong, K.C. (2008). Linking students globally through ICT Project-Based Learning. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 90-93). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2023 from .