Technologies for development and learning


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A description of work done by our lab for the seminar "Sharing Inspiration in Higher Education" at the Finland Pavilion on the World Expo site in Shanghai.

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Technologies for development and learning

  1. 1. Technologies for Development and Learning --- innovations grow from concrete challenges Ruimin Shen, Weikai Xie and Carsten Ullrich ( rmshen/wkxie/, e-Learning Lab, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Oct 25, 2009
  2. 2. Outline
  3. 3. Challenge 1 – Highly unbalanced education resource deployment China’s higher education “985 program” • 39 top (among ~2000 )universities entitled • Biased government funding and research grants Unequal distribution by province No. of 985 program universities Province 10 Beijing 3 Shanghai, Hubei, Shaanxi, Hunan 2 Jiangshu, Tianjin, Liaonin, Shichuan, Shangdong 1 Anhui, Zhejing, Helongjiang, Fujian, Gangsu, Congqing, Jilin 0 Remaining 15 provinces
  4. 4. disproportional admission opportunity to top universities • Tsinghua University's 2010 by-province admission plan How technologies can help tackle this problem? Province Assigned quota Population Beijing 243 197M Zhejiang 42 517M … … …
  5. 5. Skyclass – Mitigate geographical education resource gap Ning Xia University IP network for interactivity Tibet University Satellite link for multimedia content broadcast SJTU Augmented Standard Natural Classroom Innovation: Right mix of transmission technologies
  6. 6. PPClass – P2P Streaming based live lecture broadcast system Traditional way to deliver live lecture P2P Streaming Issue: Need huge bandwidth and server cost when scale-up Advantage: scale-up easily with only marginal burden on server
  7. 7. – Open access to SJTU continuing education, powered by PPClass technology Innovation: Open the access of premium education resource to massive audience with a scalable and cost-effective streaming media technology
  8. 8. Challenge 2 - Lack of accessible form of life-long learning for working adults Huge demand of life-long learning in China • Current educational demographic vs “economic structure upgrade” mission However, most working adults are unable to squeeze time to come to a formal class!
  9. 9. Mobile learning will be a natural fit for life-long education!
  10. 10. MobiClass – access live lecture/recorded lecture from smart phones Download at kiosk Download from web site Live streaming Support all major Symbian phones
  11. 11. PPClass Mobile – m-Learning on the new generation of smart phones Touch screen operation Support Android (iPhone support is coming)
  12. 12. Today’s Learning Management Systems (LMS): Lack of information about the user across learning systems and learning contexts Learner/teacher cannot choose learning services Intelligent infrastructure incorporating widgets and existing LMSs across system boundaries  The ROLE Approach – right on track  truly personalizing learning ©
  13. 13. ROLE Vision
  14. 14. Join ROLE and innovate! The ROLE Alliance Program gives you the opportunity to be a part of the ROLE Project • ROLE LinkedIn •
  15. 15. Thank you, and welcome toThank you, and welcome to Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghai Jiao Tong University Contact: