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OCW at Can Tho University, Vietnam

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Brief CTU introduction </li></ul><ul><li>ICT infrastructure of CTU </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning at CTU </li></ul><ul><li>ICT application in education </li></ul><ul><li>VOCW deployment at CTU </li></ul><ul><li>Experience of CTU </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for 2010 and next years </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brief CTU introduction <ul><li>Founded in 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>A multi-disciplinary university in the Mekong Delta and one of 14 leading universities in Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Training programs: 78 undergraduates (40,000 regular and in-service students), 28 Master (2,600) and 7 Doctoral (40) </li></ul><ul><li>1,900 staff members including 1,000 teaching staff and 900 supporting staff </li></ul><ul><li>Campuses (3): Campus 2 (85 hectares), Campus 1 and Campus 3 </li></ul>
  4. 4. ICT infrastructure of CTU CTU campus network <ul><li>35 fiber optic routes from Information and Network Management Center (as a central network of CTU) to other units </li></ul><ul><li>More than 20 high capacity servers </li></ul><ul><li>3000 PCs for staff and students, in there 1000 public access PCs </li></ul><ul><li>PCs/student rate: 1/13 </li></ul><ul><li>PCs/staff rate : 1/1.25 </li></ul><ul><li>Backbone bandwidth: 1GBps </li></ul><ul><li>LAN bandwidth: 100Mbps </li></ul>
  5. 5. CTU campus network Central network (Campus 2) Campus 3 Connected to Campus 2 through wireless Campus 1 Connected to Campus 2 through Internet
  6. 6. ICT infrastructure of CTU Internet connection <ul><li>Internet bandwidth: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a leased line with 34 Mbps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more ADSL for public access PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VinaREN-TEIN2 connection: 45 Mbps connected to most of institutions in the world </li></ul><ul><li>WiFi network covered whole Campus 2 since April 2010. Staff/students using WiFi through a particular authentication account </li></ul>
  7. 7. VinaREN-TEIN2
  8. 8. E-learning at CTU Overview <ul><li>Dokeos is a web-based e-learning system, technically known as a LMS (Learning Management System) </li></ul><ul><li>Dokeos could be set up on various platforms such as MS. Windows, Ubuntu, Linux… </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers could use Dokeos to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage uploaded files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact with students through discussion forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize working group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build exercises as self-tests,… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>=> An attractive online learning environment </li></ul>
  9. 9. E-learning at CTU Overview <ul><li>Dokeos e-learning system established in 2004 as a learning management system </li></ul><ul><li>The system has </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14.000 users, in there 250 lecturers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>300 courses have been created on e-learning system to support teaching/learning (blended or references) with 75 English courses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All users as CTU’s staff or students must log in to be used through an authentication account (LDAP server) </li></ul>
  10. 10. E-learning at CTU Overview Address: lms.ctu.edu.vn
  11. 11. E-learning at CTU Overview A course created on Dokeos system Authoring area Interaction area Administration area
  12. 12. <ul><li>E-learning system (Dokeos) could </li></ul><ul><ul><li>support to educate through credit system applied at CTU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help CTU in offering more chances of study for people in the Mekong Delta region as a new channel of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As a whole, the e-learning system contributes to improvement of education quality at the university </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning, as a mean, had enhanced cooperation chances with other institutions (e.g. ViFINET, Kemi-Tornio, NSS) </li></ul>E-learning at CTU Evaluation
  13. 13. ICT application in education CTU Discussion Forum <ul><li>Number of users: more than 16.000 users who are only staff and students of CTU </li></ul><ul><li>Number of posts: 102.456 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of topics: 12.656 </li></ul><ul><li>Database size: 317.25 MB </li></ul><ul><li>=> A channel to exchange information between teachers and students </li></ul>
  14. 14. ICT application in education Email service <ul><li>100% staff offered email address: 2.000 </li></ul><ul><li>100% students offered email address: 24.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Several mail groups help easily interact between teachers and students </li></ul>
  15. 15. ICT application in education Education and management applications <ul><li>Applications for serving learning/teaching of students and teachers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online course registration system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online grade management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning planning management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student management system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whole curricula of CTU are available on CTU network </li></ul>
  16. 16. ICT application in education Education and management applications Online course registration system
  17. 17. ICT application in education Education and management applications Learning planning management system Online grade management system
  18. 18. ICT application in education Education and management applications <ul><li>Applications for management work of CTU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial management system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff management system,… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use of video conference for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation meeting (e.g. Ecuador, Belgium) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis defense (e.g. PhD. Belgium, MSc. in France) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. VOCW Deployment at CTU <ul><li>More than 50 courses that were developed by CTU lecturers uploaded to VOCW website </li></ul><ul><li>CTU organized two training days to introduce VOCW for CTU lecturers with 100 participants </li></ul><ul><li>One server sponsored by VEF located at CTU with address http://vocw.ctu.edu.vn/ as caching server </li></ul><ul><li>CTU homepage also made a link to VOCW website to aim to disseminate it to staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages, disadvantages, policies,... for developing and maintaining VOCW website (discuss on 7 May) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Experience of CTU <ul><li>Firstly, rectorate is p ioneer s in applying ICT in education, scientific research and management </li></ul><ul><li>Secondly, rectorate has proposed policies to encourage lecturers in applying ICT to support teaching work </li></ul><ul><li>Thirdly, Financial sources have been effectively invested and used to improve ICT of the university (government, cooperation, internal sources) </li></ul><ul><li>Fourthly, modern technologies, especially ICT, have been priority deployed </li></ul><ul><li>Lastly but really important, CTU staff, especially technicians work enthusiastic ally, not fearful of hardship </li></ul>
  21. 21. Plan for 2010 and next years <ul><li>100% staff (including lecturers and researchers) have own PC </li></ul><ul><li>PC/student rate: 1/10 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection (leased line): 45Mbps </li></ul><ul><li>100% class rooms will be equipped projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing a modern data center to store all digitalized data of CTU </li></ul><ul><li>Completing integration information system to serve management work of the university </li></ul>
  22. 22. Plan for 2010 and next years <ul><li>100% courses will be digitalized to be available on the university network </li></ul><ul><li>20% courses will be uploaded to e-learning system for teaching/learning and a part shared on VOCW </li></ul><ul><li>Producing multimedia materials for online teaching/learning </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing an online testing center, along with a question bank for at least 20% courses </li></ul><ul><li>Applying distance education through e-learning </li></ul>
  23. 23. Plan for 2010 and next years <ul><li>Using video conferencing as a mean to enhance cooperation with institutions, locally or aboard </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching through using video conference for in-service training (a project implementing with Kemi-Tornio University, Finland ) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation with institutions to invite leading professors to teach using video conference </li></ul>
  24. 24. Plan for 2010 and next years <ul><li>Establishing centers/laboratories to apply ICT into advanced domains of CTU: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Center of computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center of research and ICT application in education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center of research and ICT application in biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center of research and GIS application in agriculture, environment, natural resources and aquaculture </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>