South East Asia Ministry of Education Organization (SEAMEO), Vietnam branch visited the MU College of Education, Asian Affairs Center, and the Allen Institute, hoping to identify opportunities for future cooperation between SEAMEO and University of Missouri. During the Allen Institute, Dr. John Wedman, Director of School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, gave a presentation highlighting technology products and services that have been developed by faculty-led teams. Wedman emphasized the potential for R&D partnerships involving these projects.
The SEAMEO delegation also had a tour of the Information Experience Laboratory, a usability testing facility based in the Allen Institute. SEAMEO’s director, Dr. Thinh Do, and Dean of Technology, Dr. Than Trong Minh, participated in a demonstration usability test focusing on the English version of a Vietnamese university’s website. Both were impressed by the technology and expected to have collaborative projects with the lab.