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AU CIDE eLearning as a Success Story for University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific : AU CIDE eLearning as a Success Story for University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific charm@ksc.au.edu www.charm.au.edu Invited paper presented to the seminar on Unvisited Mobility, Organized by University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific Siam City Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand October 5, 2007 1 Prof.Dr. Srisakdi Charmonman Chief Executive OfficerCollege of Internet Distance Education Assumption University of Thailand Slide 2: 2 Dr. Santihorn Bunchua ICT Program Director College of Internet Distance Education of Assumption University of Thailand. Co-Author Slide 3: 3 Introduction. 2. Master of Science Program in Management. Master of Science Program in Information and Communication Technology . 4. Doctor of Philosophy Program in eLeaning Methodology. eLearning at Assumption University Slide 4: 4 Certificate Program in SME Management. Learning, Content and Delivery Management System. 7. Concluding Remarks. eLearning at Assumption University Slide 5: As of the year 2006, more than 90% of large university (with at least 15,000 students)in the US are offering eLearning. There is no field of study in which eLearning is not used. Therefore, it is desirable to study the success and failure of eLearning cases to use as guidelines in running eLearning. 1. Introduction. 5 Slide 6: Many universities in Thailand have started offering eLearning degree programs either developed by themselves or through co-operations with Thai Cyber University. Introduction (Cont.) 6 Slide 7: A success story is at the College of Internet Distance Education of Assumption University, which is the first university in Thailand to offer a complete university degree program and the first university in the world to offer the Ph.D. program in eLearning Methodology. Introduction (Cont.) 7 Slide 8: On April 25, 2002, Prof. Srisakdi Charmonman’s proposal to establish the College of Internet Distance Education was approved by the Board of Trustees of Assumption University, with himself as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of the College. 8 Introduction (Cont.) Slide 9: In October 2005, Prof. Srisakdi also wrote the first draft of the decree to legalize eLearning in Thailand which was later published in the Royal Gazette. The decree make the graduates of eLearning having the same rights and privileges as the graduates from classroom learning. Introduction (Cont.) 9 Slide 10: The College is managed more or less like a business in the sense that it is headed by the CEO similar to a University President and assisted by - The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) similar to the Vice President for Technology. Introduction (Cont.) 10 Slide 11: - The Chief Operating Officer (COO) similar to the Vice President for Administration. - The Chief Academic Officer (CAO) similar to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 11 Introduction (Cont.) Slide 12: The College of Internet Distance Education was established to offer eLearning without the purpose of making profit. As a matter of fact, about 15 US$ million was invested to construct “Srisakdi Charmonman IT Center” with 12 floors and about 12,000 square meters as well as all the required IT and audio visual equipments. 12 Introduction (Cont.) Slide 13: Srisakdi Charmonman IT Center 13 Slide 14: Assumption University is the first university in Thailand to establish a college-level organization specifically to offer eLearning. The first university in Thailand to offer complete eLearning degree programs. The first university in the world to offer a Ph.D. program in eLearning Methodology. 14 Introduction (Cont.) Slide 15: Searching Google for “PhD eLearning Methodology” 15 Slide 16: The College uses eBusiness for eLearning in the sense that all the processes are done through the Internet, including: - eAdvertising of the eLearning programs. - eApplication where students submit their applications thru the Internet. - eInterview in which the admission officers interview the applicants thru the Internet. Introduction (Cont.) 16 Slide 17: - eAdmission in which the announcements that the students have been admitted into the programs are made thru the Internet. - eRegistration where students register for the courses thru the Internet. - eAttendance where students listen to or view the lectures thru the Internet. - eAssignment where students get the assignments and submit their work thru the Internet. Introduction (Cont.) 17 Slide 18: - eExamination in which students take the examinations thru the Internet. - eGrading in which the professors post the grades and students read the grades thru the Internet. - eGraduation in which students may join the graduation ceremony thru the Internet. Introduction (Cont.) 18 Slide 19: Searching for “Ph.D. eLearning Methodology” from Google. - The first five entries are about Assumption University. - Application form for Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology. - Research proposal guidelines. Introduction (Cont.) 19 Slide 20: Application Form for Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology 20 Slide 21: Research Proposal Guidelinesfor Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology 21 Slide 22: October 2007, the College of Internet Distance Education of Assumption University offers three complete eLearning degree programs. - Master of Science in Management.- Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology. - Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology. Introduction (Cont.) 22 Slide 23: There are over 300 students in the Master of Science in Management Program. Many students are air hostesses who study at the airports and take examination in various countries such as at the Thai embassies. 23 2. Master of Science in Management. Slide 24: The program requires 36 credits or 12 courses. There are 5 majors with 18 credits of common core courses and 15 credits of elective courses plus a 3-credit project. Courseware for all the courses have been completed. MS in Management (Cont.) 24 Slide 25: 2.1 Core Courses. 25 The 5 core courses are as follows. Slide 26: In each major, a student must take 15 credits or 5 major elective courses. 1) Small Medium Enterprises Management Major. 2) Human Resource Management Major Elective Courses. 2.2 Major Elective Courses. 26 Slide 27: 3) Technology Management Major Elective Courses. 4) Strategic Marketing Management Major Elective Courses. 5) Business Management Major Elective Courses. Major Elective Courses (Cont.) 27 Slide 28: 1) Small Medium Enterprises Management Major. 28 Slide 29: 2) Human Resource ManagementMajor Elective Courses. 29 Slide 30: 3) Technology ManagementMajor Elective Courses. 30 Slide 31: 4) Strategic Marketing ManagementMajor Elective Courses. 31 Slide 32: 5) Business ManagementMajor Elective Courses. 32 Slide 33: 33 3. Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology. There are over 100 students in the Master of Science in ICT Program with 4 majors. - Information Technology Major. - Computer Communications and Network Major. - Computer Graphics and Animation Major. - Technology Management Major. Slide 34: 34 3.1 Core Course. The 3 core courses are as follows. Slide 35: 35 3.2 Major Courses. In each major, a student must take 9 credits or 3 major required courses, plus 5 elective courses and a 3-credit project. Courseware for all the courses have been completed. Slide 36: 36 Information Technology Concentration. Slide 37: 37 2) Computer Communications and Network Concentration. Slide 38: 38 3) Computer Graphics and Animation Concentration. Slide 39: 39 4) Technology Management Concentration. Slide 40: 40 4. Doctor of Philosophy Program in eLearning Methodology. As of October 2007, the Doctor of Philosophy Program in eLearning Methodology is the only such program in the world. Slide 41: 41 Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology (Cont.) 4.1 Graduation Requirements. 4.2 Students from 12 Countries in the Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology Program. 4.3 Applicants from 20 Countries in the Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology Program. Slide 42: 42 4.1 Graduation Requirements. Assumption University confers the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in eLearning Methodology upon students who meet all the requirements as follows: 1) Pass the qualifying examination. 2) Pass the dissertation proposal defense and dissertation final defense. Slide 43: 43 Graduation Requirements (Cont.) 3) Pass English language test such as TOEFL score of at least 550 PBT/213 CBT or IELTS score of 6.5 or other English tests that are of equivalent standard. 4) Have the dissertation or a part of dissertation published or obtained an acceptance of publication in a journal with peer review. Slide 44: 44 Graduation Requirements (Cont.) 5) Complete 48-credit Ph.D. dissertation. 6) Library and financial clearance with the University. Slide 45: 45 4.2 Students from 12 Countries in the Ph.D. eLearning Methodology Program. At the second semester of 2007, the Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology program has four batches which included 12 nationalities: - Thai . - Iranian. - Filipino. - Australian. - New Zealander. - Canadian. - Paraguayan. - American. - Vietnamese. - Burmese. - British. - Romanian. Slide 46: 46 Nationalities of Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology Students Slide 47: 47 4.3 Applicants from 20 Countries in the Ph.D. in eLearning Program. The applicants included 20 nationalities: - Thai. - New Zealander. - Filipino. - Iranian. - Australian. - Canadian. - Paraguayan. - American. - Vietnamese. - Burmese. - British. - Romanian. - German. - Chinese. - Japanese. - Kenyan. - Srilankan Tamil. - Pakistani. - Sri Lankan. - Gambian. Slide 48: 48 Nationalities of Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology Applicants Slide 49: 49 5. Certificate Program in SME Management. The program includes 12 courses in 4 phases. As of October 2007, there are over 1,000 students enrolled free of charge in course in Phase I and II. Courses in Phases III and IV will be completed by the end of 2007. The total number of potential students is over 2 millions. Slide 50: 50 5.1 Phase I. Three courses were completed in July 2007. Slide 51: 51 5.2 Phase II Three courses were completed in July 2007. Slide 52: 52 5.3 Phase III. Three courses will be completed by December 2007. Slide 53: 53 5.4 Phase IV. Three courses will be completed by December 2007. Slide 54: 54 6. Learning, Content and Delivery Management System SCITplus is the eLearning solution implemented by the College of Internet Distance Education, Assumption University for its degree-based programs as well as non-degree programs (certificate-level, and training short courses). Slide 55: 55 Learning, Content and Delivery Management System (Cont.) Current programs on SCITplus include: - Master of Science Program in ICT. - A Part of Master of Science Program in Management. - Ph.D. in eLearning Methodology. - CIDE eTraining Courses. - SME Training (in collaboration with the Office of SME Promotion). Slide 56: 6.1 SCITplus Learning Management System 56 SCITplus relies on Moodle. It allows flexible and powerful user authentication and authorization based on: - Roles. - Course Management. - Activity Tracking. - Activity and Grade Reporting. - Other Learning Activities. Slide 57: 57 SCITplus Learning Management System (Cont.) It allows fast and simple content authoring for instructors and administrators, such as: - Labels.- Text Pages. - Web Pages. Slide 58: 58 SCITplus Learning Management System (Cont.) Slide 59: 59 SCITplus Learning Management System (Cont.) Web Hosting Service: Offers free spaces for creating home pages of SCITplus users. Slide 60: 60 SCITplus Learning Management System (Cont.) ITPlus Store:Provides materials for sales to SCITplus users. Examples include textbooks, computer software, lecture materials in CD/DVD. Slide 61: 61 SCITplus Learning Management System (Cont.) Registration System:Provides a registration system that is customized for the school’s registration process. Slide 62: 62 SCITplus Learning Management System (Cont.) Unofficial Transcript:Provides unofficial transcript based on the official registration and grade information from the school’s database. Slide 63: 63 SCITplus Learning Management System (Cont.) Examination Results:Provides a report for examinations required by the curriculum. Slide 64: 64 SCITplus Learning Management System (Cont.) Class Evaluation:Provides a customized class evaluation questionnaires based on enrolled classes. Slide 65: The SCITplus solution is composed of the following components: - Learning Management System (LMS), based on Moodle. - Learning Content and Delivery Management System (CDMS). 65 Learning, Content and Delivery Management System (Cont.) Slide 66: 66 SCITplus Learning Management System (Cont.) Additional modules are created to carry out other tasks, including: - Creating various kinds of activity reports. - Program application forms. - Entrance examination and interview registration and scheduling. - Entrance examinations. Slide 67: 67 SCITplus learning content is produced by content experts with the support from: - Instructional Designers.- Graphics Designers. - Web Designers.- Programmers. Courseware is mainly streaming video-based content delivered through the Internet. TV Studios available on the tenth floor of SCIT. 6.2 SCITplus Learning Content and Delivery Management System Slide 68: 68 The following delivery systems are designed and created for SCITplus: - Power-V System.- Power-Fx System.- Power-Fx Player System. SCITplus Learning Content and Delivery Management System (Cont.) Slide 69: 69 Power-V System: Combines the Windows Media-based lecture video with image-based content slides, plus easy to navigate topic index. Both video and slides are streamed from the content delivery server. The system is suitable for typical lectures and virtual classes, and is well-suited for Windows-based client machine. SCITplus Learning Content and Delivery Management System (Cont.) Slide 70: 70 Power-Fx System: Similar to Power-V but based on Flash technology. Video and slides are streamed from the content delivery server. Client machines from any platforms that support flash technology on the web can access it. SCITplus Learning Content and Delivery Management System (Cont.) Slide 71: 71 Power-Fx Player System: is based on Power-Fx but with only one section for video. This layout is used mostly for computer software training courses and other courses that are not well-suited to the split-section layout of Power-V and Power-Fx. SCITplus Learning Content and Delivery Management System (Cont.) Slide 72: It is written on the wall that no country can avoid eLearning. There is no field of study in which eLearning had not been used. This paper presentsthe College of Internet Distance Educationof Assumption University as a success story. 7. Concluding Remarks. 72 Slide 73: All parties concerned should promote eLearning for the benefits, - To themselves. - To their organizations. - To their countries. - To the world. Concluding Remarks (Cont.) 73 Slide 74: Thank You

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