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1 e-Learning in Tsinghua University Current Status and Future Development Feiyu KANG The School of Continuing Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2 History of On-Campus e-Learning Started in 1997 with only 10 courses By 1998 had 137 courses; Java and OOP were used by 975 students March 1999, courseware on-demand system launched July 1999, Web-based Testing System launched October 1999, Tsinghua Web School opened October 2001, Tsinghua Web School (2 nd Edition) available to all teachers and students

3 e-Learning Facts (2002) Tsinghua Web School 1,014 courses 25,734 users (2,034 teachers, 23,700 students) 1,080,000 login accesses (does not include guests) 180,000 online hours Web-based Testing about 2,000 students took final exams for English about 1,000 students took finals for C Language

4 On-Campus e-Learning Facts during SARS Month Visiting Numbers Per Day Students Tutorials Per Day Jan.-March4, April7, May8, June8,5871,050

5 E-Learning Enabling System 1.Synchronous virtual- classroom 2.Courseware On-Demand 3.Administration 4.Accounting 5.Question & Answer 6.Assignment 7.Quiz and Test 8.Resource Management 9.Quality Evaluation

6 Tsinghua Web School

7 Everyone Enjoy English Website

8 Computer Cultural Foundation Website

9 e-Learning for Off-Campus First and largest distance education unit in China (since 1997) More than 100 off-campus learning centers established in China 22,000 degree-track students; 9,000 students in short course training Nearly 200 courses via Internet and satellite

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11 Role of Tsinghua University in Off-campus e-Learning To provide: Authorization and certificates Multimedia equipment for simultaneous viewing in different classrooms Online courseware as well as CD-ROM and other materials Web-based discussion and tutorial platform: Supervision and training for teachers in learning centers

12 Data Transportation modes Hybrid System: Internet (CERNET: Gigabps) Satellite (Asia Sat II: C-band, 6.5 Mb) Cable TV Video Conference (ISDN) CD-ROM F2F tutorial Online tutorial & seminar: multi-points communication by MCU

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14 PROJECT MODEL FOR WEB-BASED COLLEGE A National Key Research Project A National Key Research Project

15 Project Objective Establish a Comprehensive System for Web- based College by: Developing a platform for Web-based teaching,discussion,Q & A, assignments, Developing a platform for Web-based teaching,discussion,Q & A, assignments, exams, payment and registration exams, payment and registration Supporting Web-based teaching administration Supporting Web-based teaching administration Promoting Web-based distance learning Promoting Web-based distance learning Promoting the application of national standards for Web-based education Promoting the application of national standards for Web-based education

16 System Requirements Develop a copyrighted support system for Web-based education Set the national standards for Web- based education The system must be: Safe, reliable, stable user-friendly Reusable, accessible, interoperable, durable

17 Learning Planning Learning Planning Quality Control Quality Control Teaching Monitoring Teaching Monitoring Teaching Courseware Teaching Courseware Course- ware Test CoursewareDatabase Classroom On-line Assignment BBS Chat Independent learning On-line group discussion Imitative experiment Virtual library Register Diploma Teaching Line

18 Web-based Subsystems Online Teaching Courseware Ordering Resource Management Assignment Management Questions and Answers Tests and Assessment Quality Evaluation Educational Administration Accounting

19 Civil and Commercial Law: Online simulated courtroom (Mootcourt) Civil and Commercial Law: Online simulated courtroom (Mootcourt) Oral English Online listening and speaking activities Oral English Online listening and speaking activities Computer Technology Online experiments Computer Technology Online experiments Art Design Online design studio Art Design Online design studio Theory and Method of Design Online teaching and interactive activities Theory and Method of Design Online teaching and interactive activities Courses and Key Features Courses and Key Features

20 Example 1: Distance Education for Poverty Relief China has 592 key impoverished counties There are 12 provinces in the west These areas have undeveloped economies and lack educational resources Technology: Sat, Internet, ISDN and CD-ROM Courses: Law Teacher training Agriculture technology Hospital and health care Business & management ……

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22 Example 2: Industrial Training via Distance Learning Offers a training platform for enterprise Develops more highly skilled training programmers Introduces excellent educational resources from around the world Provides: Programs for 200 companies Tsinghua IT certificate Financial and actuary Urban planning Project management Management (MBA & MPA) High technologies

23 Example 3: Legal Studies via Distance Learning Goal: Provide continuing education for staff in prosecutor s offices and judicial departments Goal: Provide continuing education for staff in prosecutor s offices and judicial departments Students: lawyers, public prosecutors, notaries public. Students: lawyers, public prosecutors, notaries public. Courses: 20 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Courses: 20 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Student totals in 2002: Student totals in 2002: Lawyers and notaries: 1,659 Lawyers and notaries: 1,659 Public prosecutors 2,294 Public prosecutors 2,294 Planned total for : 10,000 Planned total for : 10,000

24 Example 4: English Training via e-Learning Needed for: 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing 2010 Exposition in Shanghai Governments and industries (post WTO entry) Businesses Tourism Study abroad 50 Learning Centers Tsinghua International English (Tsinghua-ACL) University teachers English training: (Tsinghua- Cambridge U.) Online courseware F2F tutorial

25 Example 5: Crisis Management Forum of Tsinghua University

26 Thank you for your attention! E-Learning provides us excellent education resource with low cost.


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