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The World Web of Mevlana: A Web-Based Automation System for Academic Exchange Programs in the Context of Internationalization Zekeriya Aktürk, Abdullah Akyol, Hamit Acemoğlu. Atatürk University, Erzurum http://aile.atauni.edu.tr / 361
Internationalization Introduction to WWM Materials and Methods Results Cummunication with other systems Generating Reports Data Security Exchange for 2013-2014 Conclusion / 362 ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
/ 363 Internatio- nalization Telecom- munica- tion Public transport Decline in visa require- ments Interna- tional companie s InternetStandards Internatio- nal Agree- ments Worldwid e NGOs
One School Advertisement: DePaul University / 364 http://www.depaul.edu/ Exchange of ideas Bringing new ideas Need for being a global citizen Cannot ignore outside world A career that will benefit everybody on the planet Everything is interconnected We should not only accept, we should celebrate divesity Internationalization transforms thinking
USA Almost 600,000 international students are enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions. / 365 http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/congress/200 7_hr/070629-vaughan.htm
UK / 366 http://www.smuc.ac.uk/international/student-statistics.htm
Netherlands January 2010: 76,000 international students study in the Netherlands / 367 http://www.eurogates.nl/en_holland_news/id/7393 /
Japan 118,498 international students in Japan as of May 1, 2007 / 368 http://www.jasso.go.jp/statistics/intl_student/data07_e.html http://www.tut.ac.jp/english/admission/class.html
Turkey June 10, 2010: Around 17 000 foreign students / 369 http://www.zaman.com.tr/wap.do?method=getSondakikaDetay&haberno=994035&sirano=4&sayfa=
/ 36 10 http://www.sabah.com.tr/Egitim/2012/02/22/turkiyede-yabanci-ogrenci-sayisi-artiyor February 2012: Around 26 000 foreign students
Internationalization is National Policy / 36 11 http://www.yok.gov.tr/web/guest/uluslararasilasma-toplantisi
Students from 31 countries applied to study medicine at Atatürk University. / 36 12 n% KENYA4518.6 AZERBAYCAN3916.1 SURİYE239.5 İRAN197.9 TÜRKİYE177 TÜRKMENİSTA N135.4 A.B.D.125 ALMANYA104.1 FİLİSTİN104.1 AFGANİSTAN93.7 BULGARİSTAN72.9 FAS62.5 YEMEN52.1 HOLLANDA41.7 GÜRCİSTAN31.2 URDUN31.2 RUSYA20.8 SUUDİ ARABABİSTAN.20.8 ANDORRA10.4 BİRLEŞİK ARAP EMİRLİ10.4 BOSNA-HERSEK10.4 ERİTRE10.4 İSRAİL10.4 NORVEÇ10.4 ÖZBEKİSTAN10.4 ROMANYA10.4 SOMALİ10.4 TACİKİSTAN10.4 TANZANYA10.4 TUNUS10.4 YUNANİSTAN10.4 Toplam242100
Visiting Professors / 36 13 Arunkumar Vasanr ChitreIndiaBiophysics Basant Kumar MohantyIndiaEmbryology B.Vinod KumarIndiaMicrobiology Sherif KaramCanadian histology Krishna TadepalliIndiaPathology Usha Rani SomarajuIndiaBiochemistry Anil SharmaIndiamedical biology Shabbir Ahamd KhanPakistanPublic Health Seyed Mohammad AkramiIranmedical genetics Gamal BadrEgyptianImmunology Mohammed KhanBangladeshMicrobiology Volodymyr DvornykHong Kongmedical biology Syamala MoparthiIndiaPhysiology Hasabelrasoul MohameddSaudi ArabiaPhysiology Abderrahman IbrahimSyria, ParaguayPathology Anand Sarwottam DeshmukhIndiaMedical Microbiology Ashwini DeshmukhIndiaPhysiology Sarosh MahdiPakistanPublic health Alberto Cebrian SerranoSpanishHistology and embr. Diego LiberatiItalybio-physiology Nitin VishwakarmaIndiaAnatomy Nasir Ali AfsarPakistanPharmacology Brian MangumFijiPublic Health Shafik HabalMedical Microbiology
INTERNATIONALIZATION A Big Vision Internationalization is the result of a vision Academic staff from the Nebraska University came to Erzurum in 1962 and supported establishing Atatürk University Still appreciated! There are countries where YOU may contribute. / 36 19
The World is getting smaller each day Inernationalization has become a priority New academic exchange programs emerged ERASMUS (1987) Farabi (2008-2009) Mevlana (2013-2014) / 3620 INTRODUCTION
Aim of MEP: “Enabling academic exchange between Turkish and international universities worldwide” Most important features: No geographical boundary Bugdet provided by Turkey / 3621 INTRODUCTION Mevlana Exchange Program (MEP)
Academic exchange programs have to process a lot of actions: Announcements Applications Learning protocols Acceptance letters Financial issues ... Doing all the procedures by hand has some limitations: Time consuming, workforce requirement, open for mistakes... / 3622 INTRODUCTION The Need
The project was supported by the Scientific Reaseach Projects funding unit (BAP) of Atatürk University A system was developed to automate the following processes: 1.Determination and agreement of available exchange quota by coordinators from host and guest universities. 2.Making announcements via the World Wide Web. 3.Application of local and international students to the announced seats. / 3623 MATERIALS AND METHODS
4.Application of local and international academic staff to the announced seats. 5.Collection of Grade Point Average (GPA) and foreign language scores of students. 6.Matching and selection of students and academic staff eligible for exchange. 7.Preparation and transfer of acceptance letter for those who are accepted for exchange. 8.Matching of lectures and preparation of the learning protocols. 9.Collection of final reports of students and staff who successfully participated in the exchange. 10.Fast communication via mass e-mails and SMS 11.Production of different reports. / 3624
The automation system developed was named as The World Web of Mevlana / 3625 MATERIALS AND METHODS
The system was hosted at http://mevlana.atauni.edu.tr http://mevlana.atauni.edu.tr Technical features: main interface programming language: asp.net (C#.net) database programming language: MSSQL Additionally: Ajax technologies, Java script, Jquery, and CSS were implemented as necessary. the software was developed based on a layered architecture. / 3626 MATERIALS AND METHODS
The WWM has eight levels of authorization: 1.System manager 2.Local coordinators 3.International coordinators 4.Local students 5.Local academic staff 6.International students 7.International staff 8.Guest users / 3627 RESULTS User Levels
Data related with the competencies, courses, curriculum content, and ECTS credits are automatically retrieved from the Course Information Package portal of the university / 3628 RESULTS Communicating with Other Systems http://eobs.atauni.edu.tr/Default.aspx
Student information including GPA is automatically retrieved from the Student Information System upon logging in with national Turkish ID. / 3629 RESULTS Communicating with Other Systems http://obs.atauni.edu.tr/auth
Students, academic staff and coordinators can generate reports as they need. / 3630 RESULTS Generating Reports
The WWM is hosted in the servers of Atatürk University Security poicy and firewalls of the university apply also for WWM Regular backups are taken every week with more frequent ones during the high traffic periods. / 3631 RESULTS Data Security and Back-up
Added in Google-Maps Detailled visitor statistics / 3632 RESULTS Additional Information http://www.webtemsilcisi.com/
/ 3634 CONCLUSION The Mevlana Exchange Program automation system was successfully developed and implemented for the 2014- 2015 exchange period. The system is working smoothly with mostly positive user feedbacks. Minor bugs encountered during operation are fixed instantly. The need for being continually engaged in some form of learning activity will force the development for new educational settings and infrastructure removing the boundaries created by time and space.
/ 3635 CONCLUSION As to our knowledge, the WWM is the first automation system for exchange programs in Turkey. Utilization of information technologies has been widely expanded during the recent years. Even governments started to accomplish many of their procedures through electronic government (e- government) systems, which will probably trigger the transformation of “university” to “e-university”. Gürbüz, T. Eğitimde Değişim: Bilgi Yönetimi ve e-öğrenme. Satı, Z. E., Karataş, E. K., Özen, Z., Koçoğlu, F. Ö., & Erol, Ç. “E-Üniversite” ye Yolculuk.
/ 3636 CONCLUSION The World Web of Mevlana will facilitate the Mevlana Exchange Program procedures for all stakeholders, including Mevlana Exchange Office workers, local and international coordinators, sudents, and academic staff. It will also help to promote the Mevlana Exchange Program by enabling fast access to all resources via the internet. Using the experience accumulated at Atatürk University, we expect other institutions to implement the WWM for their universities. Since the processes are fairly similar, the system can be applied to other exchange programs such as ERASMUS and Farabi too with some modifications.
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