Unleashing AI Revoluation: Insights from the 2024 World Digital Education Conference

The three-day 2024 World Digital Education Conference (WDEC) was succssfully concluded on Wednesday, 31st January, 2024, in Shanghai, China, marking a pivotal moment in the global integration of artificial intelligence (AI) within education. 

Themed “Digital Education: Application, Sharing and Innovation,” the conference unveiled three significant milestones. 

Firstly, the international edition of Smart Education of China, a cutting-edge online platform for educational resources, was officially launched, featuring six official languages, providing the latest information on global digital education. This initiative underscores China’s proactive stance in advocating for open educational resources (OERs), freely accessible materials designed for universal use and sharing. This proactive effort significantly contributes to enhancing the accessibility and affordability of education.  

In addition, the Global Digital Education Development Index, an evaluation on the general level of digital education was released, where China’s rankings improved from 24th to 9th over the last three years.  

Finally, a new seasonal English Journal, “Frontiers of Digital Education”, was released, aiming to unveil the policy trend of digital education and analyze crucial problems such as the application of Artificial Intelligence in education.  


Led by China‘s Ministry of Education, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, this collaborative initiative brought together 800 delegates from government agencies, education providers, enterprises, and diverse stakeholders across 70 countries and regions. Esteemed attendees included Wu Yan, Deputy Minister of China’s Ministry of Education, Isabel, Director of UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Madam Camélia NTOUTOUME-LECLERCQ, Minister of National Education and Civic Training of Gabon, along with Erica, Minister of Education and Immigration of New Zealand. 

The conference facilitated robust discussion on the theoretical and practical challenges of fostering a learning society in the digital age. Participants generally acknowledged the transformative potential of digital technology in education, emphasizing the imperative for global collaboration and enhanced governance to address the profound challenges posed by AI and digitalization. 

As the event concluded, delegates reaffirmed their commitment to bolstering cooperation and jointly establishing an all-encompassing digital learning platform. This platform aims to provide continuous, uninterrupted learning support worldwide and envision a future of comprehensive digital learning spaces accessible with a single click, irrespective of geographical constraints. 

The theme and trends communicated on the conference are highly aligned with the Global Business College of Australia (GBCA)’s strategy. We are dedicated to enriching educational resources and breaking down learning barriers. GBCA pledges ongoing dedication to these trends, continually innovating and introducing new digital learning platforms to empower students and learners in different stages of their education journey.  

For more information, please check out 2024 World Digital Education Conference’s official website: https://wdec.smartedu.cn/en/

Top 5 Must Do in March

Moonlight Cinema Melbourne - GBCA

#1 Midweek Dinner with Friends in Melbourne  

From 7 March, 25% of your dining bill could be paid by City of Melbourne. Yes, Midweek Melbourne Money is back! Spend between $40 and $500 in Melbourne’s cafes, restaurants and bars between Monday and Thursday, keep the receipts and submit a claim online is very easy and quick. It’s time to call for a Mid-week dinner with friends to enjoy the “Midweek Melbourne Money”.

Social Event in Melbourne


#2 Visit the Couch and join the Couch Conversations Wednesday Night  

The Couch International Student Centre is one of the City of Melbourne initiatives to support the return of international students. If you haven’t been there, it is a cool event to go to meet everyone, talk about love, scams and everything in between! 6-8.30pm on 9th March join the Australian Indian writer Nandita Chakraborty at the Couch Conversation at 69 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000. Food will be provided.


#3 An end of summer beach day  

Packing up beach towels, swimsuits, the coolest sunnies, colorful umbrella and boom box for an end of summer beach day will have you excited and sad at the same time. The summer hot sun is going to fade, making the beach more enjoyable actually. Doing vinyasa yoga with ocean breeze, having a game of beach volleyball at albert park beach court, or takeaway a fish & chips from Pipi’s Kiosk and walking down Kerferd Rd Pier to check who is the lucky guy to get big catch. You will have a lot of fun before gearing up for fall.

Yoga at the beach


#4 Go to Moomba Festival  

I know you already know, but we have to list here, because it is so iconic and it comes back with full program of attractions and entertainment, including Moomba Parade, Birdman Rally and Moomba Masters water sports competition. Yup. No restriction no capacity limit. It is Australia’s largest free community festival. After two years of hiatus, this event will let you experience culture diversity and vibrant city.

Theme Park Melbourne


#5 Moonlight movie at Royal Botanic Garden till 27 March

Another outdoor activity for you to seize the end of summer. Australia’s favorite outdoor cinema, the Moonlight Cinema at Royal Botanic Garden. Check out the program, bring the nostalgia of picnics and popcorn. Last chance as it finishes up end of March, otherwise you may have to wait for 8 months for the next one.

Moonlight Cinema Melbourne - GBCA

Have a fun! See you in April!

7 Events That You Can Attend in August in Melbourne

Melbourne events - Chinatown

Are you bored and looking for some excitement? Here are some events that you can attend in August.

Future U Art Exhibit

Date: 23 July – 23 October 2021

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Times: Tuesday – Friday (11:00am – 5:00pm) | Saturday(12:30pm – 5:00pm)

Cost: Free

Details: The exhibition presents creative responses to developments in artificial intelligence, robotics and biotechnology. While innovation in these areas offers amazing possibilities, it also poses questions and presents challenges to our beliefs and values.

Jurrasic World by Brickman

Date: 1 April – 3 October 2021

Days: Monday – Friday

Times: 9:00am – 5pm

Cost: Adult/General = $35

Details: Ryan “The Brickman” Mcnaughty unveils an epic, world-first exhibition at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre that transforms Jurrasic World – The Blockbuster franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment – Into an immersive, must-do adventure that will be the largest LEGO brick experience in Australian history.

The Collection by That’s Amore Cheese

Date: 21 August – 22 August 2021

Days: Saturday – Sunday

Times: 10:30am – 7:00pm

Cost: Adult/General = $35

Details: A two-day event showcasing all 65 types of cheeses from the That’s Amore range. Grilled cheese, masterclasses, cannoli, live music, and more.

The Australian Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Date: 27 August – 4 September 2021

Days: Monday – Saturday

Times: Monday (6:30pm – 9:00pm) | Tuesday – Saturday (7:30pm – 10:00pm)

Cost: $38 – $284

Details: John Cranko’s epic version of Shakespeare’s most heart-rending love story returns to The Australian Ballet.

European Winter Market at Rialto

Date: 18 August – 19 September 2021

Days: Wednesday – Thursday

Times: Wednesday (11:00am – 6:00pm), Thursday (11:00am – 5:00pm)

Cost: Free

Details: Come along to the Rialto European Winter Markets. There will be products from locally based makers and producers including fresh flowers, meat, eggs, honey, plus giftware suitable for Father’s Day, which is fast approaching.

Makers Market at The District

Date: 25 July – 28 November 2021

Days: Sunday

Times: 11:00am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Details: Enjoy live entertainment and creative, colourful market stalls showcasing art, craft, jewellery, fashion, homewares, gifts and delicious homemade and homegrown produce.

Chinatown Melbourne Market

Date: 16 April – 31 December 2021

Days: Friday – Saturday

Times: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Cost: Free

Details: On Fridays and Saturdays, Chinatown Melbourne Market brings you the ultimate hawker-style outdoor laneway dining experience in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD

19 Nov 2018 Live Project Melbourne 2018


GBCA is delighted to be one of the 7 institutions in Melbourne participating in the Live Project Melbourne career experience!


We’re now open for Expression of Interest from International Students that are studying B.Com and Bachelor of IT to participate.


Live Projects is aimed at further enhancing the international student experience in Victoria under the Study Melbourne LIVE Initiative. Live Projects works to improve social connectedness, engagement with the wider community and employability skills.


Participation in Live Projects is open to all international students in Victoria with places organised through participating Victorian Universities and TAFEs.


During this exclusive 3 weeks program (19 Nov – 7 Dec), you’ll be crossing over and teaming up with students from other universities – as business consultants and solve business scenarios for Victorian Agencies, Businesses and Community organizations alongside real business mentors!


For further enquiries please contact our team at 03 9041 3050.


31 Oct 2018 Multicultural Celebration – Diwali 2018


Time: 12.00 – 2.00pm


Date: 31st October 2018 (Wednesday)


Venue: Level 1, 338 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000


To celebrate Diwali (also known as Deepavali) – a time of the year that is equally amazing as the Lunar New Year and Nowruz, GBCA Queen Street Campus will host a lunch gathering – all students, trainers and friends, no matter what your cultural heritage is, are welcomed!


This is GBCA’s biggest multicultural event just yet! GBCA is an international college that people of different walks of life come together to learn and be part of a community.


GBCA strive to become one of your safe places in the buzzing city of Melbourne; we would also like to give a warm welcome to our students whom recently commenced their study in Childcare!


Please bring a dish (think about sweets or fireworks). Stay tuned on our social media #GBCAAU for other exciting events and we hope to see you on 31/10!


Share #GBCAAU and win!


Take a photo of GBCA and post it on your social media with #GBCAAU now (Instagram, FB, Twitter, Linkedin or WeChat), collect 10 likes, show it to our team on 31/10 and win some fun merch!


Please RSVP by signing up on the list at Level 2, Queen St. campus!


For further enquiries please contact our team at 03 9041 3050.