Education is a major concern in most countries and a key issue in Southeast Asia where many countries have a very young population. With the integration of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, education will also be a major factor to bring ASEAN countries closer together in the coming years and decades.
With deep-rooted ties that go back thousands of years, India and Indonesia have always been natural partners in culture, economy and politics. However, with the changing dynamics in Asia and the world, the two countries are looking to develop their exchanges and cooperation further and bring their relations to a new level.
A global superpower, the United States has the world’s largest economy and diplomatic network. Interested in extending its ties with Southeast Asia, the U.S. has launched several programs to develop its interests in ASEAN and contribute to the local development of the region.
Indonesia has been one of the fastest growing economies of Southeast Asia for several years, and so it remains in 2015. Other positive results in poverty reduction, governance and abundant natural resources compensate certain negative aspects in Indonesia and challenges to apprehend in several key sectors.
With its political opening, Myanmar is also experiencing an economic boom in various business sectors. Though companies face many challenges in areas of workforce skills and infrastructures, the general outlook for business in Myanmar remains quite positive for the coming years, as elections should create further opportunities.
The technological revolution can be used to develop a new approach to teaching. This video by Edutopia shows how the Ngee Ann Secondary School experiments with new methods of teaching to engage students in participating, connecting and working together to improve their learning experience.
This short video presents the expected rise of the middle-class and affluent consumers (MACS) from 70 million to more than double by 2020, together with the supposed characteristics of MACS in Indonesia. This large number of consumers will generate several challenges and opportunities to be seized by businesses.
Be it through the Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC) that make all the hype nowadays, hard core technical skills or more relaxed “on-the-go” learning, here is a little overview of some of the best options to learn on your own online, depending on your style and your needs, for free.