Scale
China has 44 cities
w/ a population of
1,000,000 or more
The U.S.A. has 9
The entire population of the USA is 312
million people, ranked behind
China & India respectively
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A brief insight into my thoughts about our partnership w/ China and the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.

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  • Scale
    The trip to China was very enlightening to me both personally & professionally.
    Our visit both solidified and nullified pre-conceived notions that I had of China.
    One thing that has come back with me is the notion of SCALE.
    It’s hard to envision the scale of China until you visit.
  • Population
    Primary source:
    Wolfram|Alpha knowledgebase, 2010.
    Wolfram Mathematica CityData.
  • Delivering Services
    Apartment Complex in Beijing, China
  • Delivering Services
    How does China deliver electricity?
    An estimated 2.835 trillion kilowatts / year (2007)
    World’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, per capita emissions however are still far behind developed countries.
    World’s leading renewable energy producer
    Largest producer of wind turbines & solar panels
    Total hydro-electric output in China in 2009 was 615.64 billion kWh, constituting 16.6% of all electricity generated.
    How does China feed it’s people? 1.31 billion people (2008)
    China faces shrinking farmland and an increasing population - will turn to genetically modified organism technology to ensure grain security.
    How does China transport it’s citizens?
    Massive buses that allow small cars to drive under them
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/02/china-to-build-ginormous-buses-that-cars-can-drive-under-video/
    High Speed Rail – longest & fastest commercial train service on conventional rail lines
    How does China deliver information? * More on this topic later
  • Chinese Student Population
    The Chinese student numbers are 2002 estimates
    The USA population is 2008 estimate
  • Classroom Technology
    The technology I saw being used in the classroom was something that nullified a pre-conceived notion I had held.
    Both traditional classrooms I saw were well equipped w/ presentation based technology.
    Laptops at every desk in 2nd class – were they student or school/classroom laptops.
    Andre pointed out and wondered if the instructor was going to email the presentation to the students.
    She did not.
    One thing every student has in the classroom
  • Mobile devices
    Cell phones are everywhere – called handies
    Ruth, one of our translators, pointed out how much time the younger generation spends on them
    It’s an opportunity – not a challenge
    1. Student response polling or pop quizzes2. Find definitions, currency conversion, math equations, translations3. Use as an Internet browser to access information4. Research5. Read news articles and current events6. Read books7. Download and use education programs such as Google Maps and use as GPS8. Use as a digital or video camera to accompany school projects, publishing, etc.9. Educate students on appropriate and acceptable social use10. Use the voice technology to share engaging lectures or lessons
  • Moodle
  • WXIT distance learning
    To me, at this point it is very disjointed – lots of content spread out over various platforms & LMS-s
    However, impressive content being put online.
  • Distance Education Opportunities
    We’ve all heard of the Great Wall – and if you’re trying to teach in China there is the Great Chinese Firewall as well.
    YouTube & Facebook are blocked
    Google & Flickr have a very tenuous relationship w/ China
    But there are substitutes that you can access in the US and use to host resources.
    One of the best is our very own home grown NCLOR – works just fine in China.
    Personal VPN
    use any site you want from within China
    not illegal in China
    Chinese versions of international applications are not encrypted – so they can be monitored and/or censored.
  • Worldview Presentation

    1. 1. Scale
    2. 2. China has 44 cities w/ a population of 1,000,000 or more The U.S.A. has 9
    3. 3. The entire population of the USA is 312 million people, ranked behind China & India respectively
    1. ¿Le ha llamado la atención una diapositiva en particular?

      Recortar diapositivas es una manera útil de recopilar información importante para consultarla más tarde.

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