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  • SHARING EXPERIENCE OF ICT APPLICATION IN EDUCATION AT CAN THO UNIVERSITY Tran Thanh Dien Information and Network Management Center Can Tho University, Vietnam Ha Noi, May 5-7 2010
  • Contents
    • ICT infrastructure of CTU
    • E-learning at CTU
    • ICT application in education
    • VOCW deployment at CTU
    • Experience of CTU
    • Plan for 2010 and next years
  • ICT infrastructure of CTU CTU campus network
    • 35 fiber optic routes from Information and Network Management Center (as a central network of CTU) to other units
    • More than 20 high capacity servers
    • 3000 PCs for staff and students, in there 1000 public access PCs
    • PCs/student rate: 1/13
    • PCs/staff rate : 1/1.25
    • Backbone bandwidth: 1GBps
    • LAN bandwidth: 100Mbps
  • CTU campus network Central network (Campus 2) Campus 3 Connected to Campus 2 through wireless Campus 1 Connected to Campus 2 through Internet
  • ICT infrastructure of CTU Internet connection
    • Internet bandwidth:
      • a leased line with 34 Mbps
      • more ADSL for public access PCs
    • VinaREN-TEIN2 connection: 45 Mbps connected to most of institutions in the world
    • WiFi network covered whole Campus 2 since April 2010. Staff/students using WiFi through a particular authentication account
  • VinaREN-TEIN2
  • E-learning at CTU Overview
    • Dokeos is a web-based e-learning system, technically known as a LMS (Learning Management System)
    • Dokeos could be set up on various platforms such as MS. Windows, Ubuntu, Linux…
    • Lecturers could use Dokeos to:
      • Manage uploaded files
      • Interact with students through discussion forums
      • Organize working group
      • Build exercises as self-tests,…
    • => An attractive online learning environment
  • E-learning at CTU Overview
    • Dokeos e-learning system established in 2004 as a learning management system
    • The system has
      • 14.000 users, in there 250 lecturers
      • 300 courses have been created on e-learning system to support teaching/learning (blended or references) with 75 English courses
    • All users as CTU’s staff or students must log in to be used through an authentication account (LDAP server)
  • E-learning at CTU Overview Address: lms.ctu.edu.vn
  • E-learning at CTU Overview A course created on Dokeos system Authorring area Interation area Administration area
    • E-learning system (Dokeos) could
      • support to educate through credit system applied at CTU
      • help CTU in offering more chances of study for people in the Mekong Delta region as a new channel of learning
    • E-learning contributes to improvement of education quality at the university
    • E-learning, as a mean, had enhanced cooperation chances with other institutions (e.g. ViFINET, NSS)
    E-learning at CTU Evaluation
  • ICT application in education CTU Discussion Forum
    • Number of users: more than 16.000 users who are only staff and students of CTU
    • Number of posts: 102.456
    • Number of topics: 12.656
    • Database size: 317.25 MB
    • => A channel to exchange information between teachers and students
  • ICT application in education Email service
    • 100% staff offered email address: 2.000
    • 100% students offered email address: 24.000
    • Several mail groups help easily interact between teachers and students
  • ICT application in education Education and management softwares
    • Applications for serving learning/teaching of students and teachers:
      • Online course registration system
      • Online grade management system
      • Learning planning management system
      • Student management system
    • Whole curricula of CTU are available on CTU network
  • ICT application in education Education and management softwares Online course registration system
  • ICT application in education Education and management softwares Learning planning management system Online grade management system
  • ICT application in education Education and management softwares
    • Applications for management work of CTU
      • E-documentation
      • E-Calendar
      • Financial management system
      • Staff management system,…
    • Use of video conference for:
      • Cooperation meeting (e.g. Ecuador, Belgium)
      • Thesis defense (e.g. PhD. Belgium, MSc. in France)
  • VOCW Deployment at CTU
    • More than 50 courses that were developed by CTU lecturers uploaded to VOCW website
    • CTU organized two training days to introduce VOCW for CTU lecturers with 100 participants
    • One server sponsored by VEF located at CTU with address http://vocw.ctu.edu.vn/ as caching server
    • CTU homepage also made a link to VOCW website to aim to disseminate it to staff and students
  • Experience of CTU
    • Firstly, rectorate is p ioneer s in applying ICT in education, scientific research and management
    • Secondly, rectorate has proposed policies to encourage lecturers in applying ICT to support teaching work
    • Thirdly, Financial sources have been effectively invested and used to improve ICT of the university (government, cooperation, internal sources)
    • Fourthly, modern technologies, especially ICT, have been priority deployed
    • Lastly but really important, CTU staff, especially technicians work enthusiastic ally, not fearful of hardship
  • Plan for 2010 and next years
    • 100% staff (including lecturers and researchers) have own PC
    • PC/student rate: 1/10
    • Internet connection (leased line): 45Mbps
    • 100% class rooms will be equipped projectors
    • Establishing a modern data center to store all digitalized data of CTU
    • Completing integration information system to serve management work of the university
  • Plan for 2010 and next years
    • 100% courses will be digitalized to be available on the university network
    • 20% courses will be uploaded to e-learning system for teaching/learning and a part shared on VOCW
    • Producing multimedia materials for online teaching/learning
    • Establishing an online testing center, along with a question bank for at least 20% courses
    • Applying distance education through e-learning
  • Plan for 2010 and next years
    • Using video conferencing as a mean to enhance cooperation with institutions, locally or aboard
    • Teaching through using video conference for in-service training (a project implementing with Kemi-Tornio University, Finland )
    • Cooperation with institutions to invite leading professors to teach using video conference
  • Plan for 2010 and next years
    • Establishing centers/laboratories to apply ICT into advanced domains of CTU:
      • Center of computing
      • Center of research and ICT application in education
      • Center of research and ICT application in biology
      • Center of research and GIS application in agriculture, environment, natural resources and aquaculture
    • Thank you