211 Check It Hoe N Lse En Chinese Studenten Samenwerken, H. Frencken, F. Rusman
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  • 1. China-Holland Educational Competence and Knowledge Center on IT Xiamen, China
  • 2.
    • Is your only Chinese “ tjap tjoy” ?
    • Not so for a group of Dutch IT students. In China they do their internships and graduation assignments, in couples with Chinese students.
    • For that purpose, the Dutch and Chinese students and teachers together run the CHECK-IT Knowledge Centre , located in the Software P ark of Xiamen in Southern China.
    • Universities of Applied Science, Leiden, Zuijd, HAN, the Hague and Leiden & Amsterdam University cooperate with Xiamen University.
  • 3. Structure of this presentation
    • Short overview of the history of the CHECK-IT project, by Henk Frencken, ICLON, Leiden University
    • How does CHECK-IT work? Current situation, by Frances Rusman, Leiden University of applied science.
    • Live from Xiamen: students and teachers about their experiences.
    • Questions & Answers, Holland & China
  • 4. The website of the project…
    • For a first impression we go to the website of CHECK-IT.
    • The project runs this website to attract assignments and internships from Companies in China and the Netherlands.
    • www.checkitcenter.com
    • In the near future, the website will also facilitate Knowledge Creation around intercultural IT development and research.
  • 5. A short history……
    • In November 2007 a study trip to China was organized by ICLON, graduate school of teaching, Leiden University in Cooperation with Institute of Education, Xiamen University, China.
    • A joint conference took place in Xiamen on ‘Entrepreneurial Higher Education in China and the Netherlands’.
    • During an excursion to Xiamen Software Park the idea for CHECK-IT was born.
    • In 2008 discussions with partners and program formulation took place. Partners and contributed.
    • During two visits in 2008, cooperation with Xiamen University counterpartswas discussed and an MoU signed.
    • In 2009 a grant was received from the EVD: http:// www.evd.nl /home/financiering projecten/onderwijs/pib /
  • 6. Current situation……
    • In August 2009, the Software School of Xiamen University made the CHECK-IT Centre physically up and running.
    • Starting from September, nine Dutch and twenty two Chinese students cooperate in IT development projects at Check IT.
    • Supervision by two Chinese and one Dutch staff.
    • In 2010 the number of students will grow. About fifty will work in the Center at the same time.
  • 7. CHECK-IT as a knowledge production centre
    • Run by students, monitored by staff.
    • Students work on their own projects but also for the Check-IT Center, ‘give and take’:
      • Check IT website and office
      • Organizational running of the centre
      • Organizing knowledge exchange seminars
      • Organizing ‘China Context’ activities
      • Introducing new students (and mentors)
      • Marketing and communication of the centre
      • Acquisition of new internship projects
      • Learning Chinese language and culture, etc.
  • 8. Benefits for the students…
    • ‘ Embedded internship’ in China.
    • Support in finding challenging assignments.
    • Appropriate mentoring on the spot and at a distance.
    • Learning to work in an international environment.
    • Developing international and cross-cultural competencies.
    • Contacts with Chinese institutes and companies.
    • Experiencing an exciting cultural environment.
  • 9. Benefits for educational partners…
    • Embedded internships for students.
    • Close contacts between Chinese and Dutch institutes and companies.
    • Exchange of educational experience
      • Competency based education
      • Relation between education and industry
      • Internship models
      • study program specific overseas experience.
    • Staff and student mobility, international and cross-cultural competency.
    • CHECK-IT as an object for educational study and experimentation.
  • 10.
    • Mutual contacts through student exchange, building of trust.
    • Exploring and understanding markets, demand and supply opportunities, outsourcing, etc.
    • Contacts with students as potential employees.
    • Use of and contribution to knowledge in the CHECK-IT Center.
    • Sponsorship benefits.
    Benefits for industry partners…
  • 11. Presentations from China…
    • Live from Xiamen now!
  • 12. Questions and answers