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USEd leads delegation to UK

     The Under Secretary for Education, Mr Kenneth Chen, left for the United Kingdom (UK) today (January 9) for a six-day visit to foster collaboration between the two places in promoting e-learning and enhancing Hong Kong's position as a regional education hub.

     Mr Chen leads a delegation comprising representatives from schools, higher education institutions, educational publishers, e-content providers and IT solution providers.

     They will join the Education World Forum and British Educational Technology Trade (BETT) International, as well as visit the BETT Show 2011 to learn about the policies and implementation of e-learning in the UK.

     Mr Chen will host a briefing session for UK educational technology suppliers and other e-learning solution providers to share experiences in promoting e-learning and to explore collaboration opportunities between Hong Kong and UK partners for the betterment of e-learning development.

     The delegation will also visit schools and meet renowned educational publishers and network providers in the UK.

     Mr Chen will call on the Minister of State for Schools of the Department for Education, Mr Nick Gibb, to discuss collaboration between Hong Kong and the UK in promoting e-learning in schools.
     He will also call on Mr David Willetts, the Minister of State for Universities and Science of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to share Hong Kong's aspiration to further develop as a regional education hub, to strengthen ties between tertiary institutions of Hong Kong and the UK, as well as to foster co-operation between the two places in future.

     The last leg of Mr Chen's visit is to Winchester College, an independent school for boys providing diverse education programmes.

Ends/Sunday, January 9, 2011
Issued at HKT 10:15


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