History of the Vietnam OpenCourseWare

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History of the Vietnam OpenCourseWare

  1. 1. History of the Vietnam OpenCourseWare (VOCW) Program: December 2005 - January 2010 <ul><li>Dr. Lynne McNamara , Executive Director, Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Nguyen Thi Le Huong , Deputy Director General, Dept. of Higher Education, Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Joel Thierstein , Executive Director, Connexions, Rice University </li></ul>OCWC Global Meeting 2010 May 5-7, 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam
  2. 2. Introduction Activities Conclusion Presentation Outline
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Joint project between two government entities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>With support and involvement of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rice University Connexions (Connexions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseWare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnam Advanced Software Company (VASC) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>While using Creative Commons </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mission <ul><li>Intent of the VOCW program </li></ul><ul><li>Build a rich repository of free, high quality, up-to-date teaching and learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for the educational conditions in Vietnam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The VOCW website was launched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in December 2007. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Activities: Building the VOCW content <ul><li>MIT OCW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided by MIT at no cost. Distributed throughout Vietnam. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connexions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided by Connexions at no cost. Easy authoring system for creating courses. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows authors to share their educational materials for free use and re-use via the world wide web. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Activities: Building the VOCW content (Cont.) <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At universities throughout Vietnam </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to use Connexions as a means to create and share learning materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Televised training programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On VTV2 (the national television channel in Vietnam for education) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on course development using Connexions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Activities: Enabling access to the VOCW content <ul><li>Equipment - Servers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Placed at 15 universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>14 more universities dedicated their own servers to the VOCW effort </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All became members of the VOCW community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked as cache servers to make use of the high speed local area network (LAN) on the campuses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donated to these universities by VEF upon the transfer </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. RESULTS <ul><li>Educational Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collected by MOET from Vietnamese universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploaded ~200 on the VOCW website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnamese experts developed high quality courses in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Biotechnology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18 courses completed with: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus and Course calendar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures and Readings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments in English with annotations in Vietnamese </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1165 modules and 225 courses </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activities: Networking <ul><li>Local Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29 universities VOCW Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing into broader OCW community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With easier access to the internet, outreach to world-wide OCW communities is just beginning. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Activities: Porting the Creative Commons license to Vietnam <ul><li>WHO: Creative Commons (CC) and D&N International (D&N), a Vietnamese law firm </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT: Create Vietnam jurisdiction-specific licenses from the generic Creative Commons licenses </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop on Creative Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Launch of Creative Commons Licenses Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WHEN:1:00 pm, May 7, during OCWC conference. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Activities: Transferring responsibilities of VEF for VOCW to MOET <ul><li>Transfer of VOCW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VEF transferred its responsibilities for the VOCW program to MOET in January 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With MOET’s support of open courseware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With Vietnamese universities interested in open courseware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADVANCEMENT IN EDUCATION! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion SUCCESS! The seed has been planted!

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