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2017 INTERNATIONAL VISITING SCHOLAR PROGRAM (AUTUMN SESSION) IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATION

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In order to promote global cooperation between universities, other institutions and interested scholars through academic exchange and to enhance the quality of teaching and research in the field of open and distance learning, Shanghai Open University (SOU) has successfully conducted the International Visiting Scholar Program each Spring and Autumn since 2013, with participation by the member universities and institutes of African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), as well as other universities and institutes that currently provide or are developing open and distance education all over the world. Up to now, SOU has received 8 groups of visiting scholars from 34 different countries, totally 76 person times.

SOU International Visiting Scholar Program 2016 Autumn Session Has Successfully Completed

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The 11 International Visiting Scholars from 11 countries, including UK, Spain, Zambia, Nigeria, USA, Indonesia, Russia, Nepal, South Africa, Pakistan and South Korea, have successfully completed their research in Shanghai Open University from October 31st to November 11th, 2016. During the program, the scholars have exchanged ideas and shared the best practice with 3 functional departments and 4 colleges of SOU. They also paid the on-site visit to 3 branch schools including Yangpu Branch School, Qingpu Branch School and Xuhui Branch School. They also took part in the 2 seminars on Education for Disabled People, and The Quality Assurance of ODL, during which, they had a full discussion with faculties and students from SOU. Moreover, the International Visiting Scholars also participated in the International Conference on Leadership and Innovation for the Future in Open and Distance Learning, and some of the scholars also made presentations and chaired the parallel session of the conference.

2016 Spring SOU International Visting Scholar Program Is Now Open For Application

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Shanghai Open University (SOU) as approved by Chinese Ministry of Education is a higher education institute which is providing distance open education to adults with support of modern information and communication technologies. It has provided degree education for 350,000 graduates since its establishment in 1960.

In order to promote cooperation between open universities through academic exchange and to enhance the quality of teaching and research in the field of open and distance learning, SOU has successfully conducted the International Visiting Scholar Program since 2013, participated by the member universities and institutes of African Council for Distance Education (ACDE), Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), as well as other universities and institutes in open and distance education all over the world.

2015 International Visiting Scholar Program 2nd Session Is Now Open For Application

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2015 International Visiting Scholar Program (2nd Session)

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Shanghai Open University, China

 

Under the supervision of Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Open University (SOU) is a new higher education institute different from conventional universities in China, which is providing distance open education to adults with support of modern information and communication technologies. As approved by Chinese Ministry of Education, it has been officially renamed on the basis of Shanghai TV University (STVU) since 2012. The former Shanghai TV University had provided degree education for 350,000 graduates since its establishment in 1960.

 

SOU is offering a 2-week Visiting Scholar Program to the member universities and institutes of African Council for Distance Education, Asian Association of Open Universities, as well as other universities and institutes in open and distance education all over the world in May 2015. The purpose of the program is to promote cooperation between open universities through academic exchange and to enhance the quality of teaching and research in the field of open and distance learning.

 

Size

SOU is offering 10 fellowships in October 2015.

 

Duration of the Program

2 weeks from Oct. 19th to Oct. 30th.

 

Important Dates

Deadline for application: Aug. 23rd, 2015

Notification of acceptance: Sept. 18th, 2015

 

Requirements for Candidates

The candidates for the program

  • Must be a teaching staff or researcher on open distance education.
  • Must possess a master or above degree, and hold the position as an instructor or above in home institutions.
  • Must have fluent written and oral English ability (the working language for all official activities is English).

 

Required Materials for Application (Written in English)

  • Curriculum Vitae (candidates should have advanced English skills and hold a master degree or above)
  • A research proposal of the fellowship program: it could be a study on practices of SOU or a comparative study between SOU and their home institutions, topics may include but are not restricted to:
  1. Quality assurance of open education
  2. Teachers training of open education
  3. Students support services
  4. Recognition of prior learning and credit bank system
  5. Open educational resources
  6. Vocational training and adult education
  7. Community education
  8. Construction of a lifelong learning system in a learning society
  9. Comparative study on open education
  10. Team teaching model on open and distance education
  11. Practice-based teaching model on open education
  12. Instructional design & development in Open and Distance Learning
  • A letter of recommendation from the head of home institutions (President, Rector, Chancellor or Vice-chancellor)
  • A life photo of the applicant.

 

Financial Information

SOU will provide the following for the fellowship:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Living expense allowance (250 RMB per day)
  • Office with telephone and internet access

Home institutions of the selected fellows will cover:

  • A round-trip air ticket between their home country and Shanghai, China

 

Required Health Insurance

All fellows are required to show proof of health insurance for the entire length of their stay that meets specified minimum levels of coverage. Fellows who bring health insurance from their home country must bring a copy of the complete policy in English. If these conditions are not met, they must purchase insurance in China.

 

Fellows’ Activities and Responsibilities

  • Visiting and meeting with relevant departments and facilities(Shanghai Education Resources Center, the university library, Department of Research and Development, Information & Network Management Center, Teaching Affairs Office, Student Affairs Office, SOU branch schools, etc.).
  • Conducting their proposed research.
  • Giving a presentation based on their research conducted during their stay at SOU and the introduction of their own institutions.
  • Submitting a final report (approx. 3000 words) on the outcome of the research to SOU at the end of the program.

 

Further Information

If you would like further advice and submit documents, please contact Ms. Dorothy Tang at the Institute of International Exchange of SOU on email: tanghf@sou.edu.cn, or 2383467916@qq.com, telephone: +86 21 2565 3412, Fax: +86 21 25653267.

Mail Address: Room 402, Building No.1, 288 Guoshun Road,Shanghai, China, 200433

Please also refer to the website of the Institute of International Exchange of Shanghai Open University http://iie.sou.edu.cn for more information for the program.

 

Shanghai Open University

SOU 2015 International Visiting Scholar Program (1st Session)

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2015 International Visiting Scholar Program (1st Session)

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Shanghai Open University, China

 

Under the supervision of Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Open University (SOU) is a new higher education institute different from conventional universities in China, which is providing distance open education to adults with support of modern information and communication technologies. As approved by Chinese Ministry of Education, it has been officially renamed on the basis of Shanghai TV University (STVU) since 2012. The former Shanghai TV University had provided degree education for 350,000 graduates since its establishment in 1960.

 

SOU is offering a 2-week Visiting Scholar Program to the member universities and institutes of African Council for Distance Education, Asian Association of Open Universities, as well as other universities and institutes in open and distance education all over the world in May 2015. The purpose of the program is to promote cooperation between open universities through academic exchange and to enhance the quality of teaching and research in the field of open and distance learning.

 

Size

SOU is offering 10 fellowships in May 2015.

 

Duration of the Program

2 weeks from Jun. 1st to Jun. 12th.

 

Important Dates

Deadline for application: April 30th, 2015

Notification of acceptance: May 4th, 2015

 

Requirements for Candidates

The candidates for the program

  • Must be a teaching staff or researcher on open distance education.
  • Must possess a master or above degree, and hold the position as an instructor or above in home institutions.
  • Must have fluent written and oral English ability (the working language for all official activities is English).

 

Required Materials for Application (Written in English)

  • Curriculum Vitae (candidates should have advanced English skills and hold a master degree or above)
  • A research proposal of the fellowship program: it could be a study on practices of SOU or a comparative study between SOU and their home institutions, topics may include but are not restricted to:
  1. Quality assurance of open education
  2. Teachers training of open education
  3. Students support services
  4. Recognition of prior learning and credit bank system
  5. Open educational resources
  6. Vocational training
  7. Community education
  8. Construction of a lifelong learning system in a learning society
  9. Comparative study on open education
  10. Team teaching model on open education
  11. Practice-based teaching model on open educaiton
  • A letter of recommendation from the head of home institutions (President, Rector, Chancellor or Vice-chancellor)
  • A life photo of the applicant.

 

Financial Information

SOU will provide the following for the fellowship:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Living expense allowance (250 RMB per day)
  • Office with telephone and internet access

Home institutions of the selected fellows will cover:

  • A round-trip air ticket between their home country and Shanghai, China

 

Required Health Insurance

All fellows are required to show proof of health insurance for the entire length of their stay that meets specified minimum levels of coverage. Fellows who bring health insurance from their home country must bring a copy of the complete policy in English. If these conditions are not met, they must purchase insurance in China.

 

Fellows’ Activities and Responsibilities

  • Visiting and meeting with relevant departments and facilities(Shanghai Education Resources Center, the university library, Department of Research and Development, Information & Network Management Center, Teaching Affairs Office, Student Affairs Office, SOU branch schools, etc.).
  • Conducting their proposed research.
  • Giving a presentation based on their research conducted during their stay at SOU and the introduction of their own institutions.
  • Submitting a final report (approx. 3000 words) on the outcome of the research to SOU at the end of the program.

 

Further Information

If you would like further advice and submit documents, please contact Ms. Dorothy Tang at the Institute of International Exchange of SOU on email: tanghf@sou.edu.cn, telephone: +86 21 2565 3412, or Fax: +86 21 25653267.

Mail Address: Room 402, Building No.1, 288 Guoshun Road,Shanghai, China, 200433

 

Shanghai Open University

 

 

California State University Expert Visits our University for Academic Exchange

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In the morning of 16 March 2015, Professor Sorel Reisman, Head of the International Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Alliance (MERLOT) from California State University was invited to deliver a lecture on “Open Education Resources (OER): A New Challenge for Teaching & Research” in the conference center. SOU’s Vice President and more than 40 teaching faculty and staff attended the lecture. The lecture was organized by both the Engineering Technology Research Center on Open Distance Education and the Teacher Training Center, and was hosted by Dr. Xiao Jun, the Vice Director of the Information and Network Management Center.

Expert from the Open University UK Holds a Seminar in Our University

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On the morning of 14 April 2015Professor Mark Endean from the Material Engineering Department of the Open University UK, invited by the Shanghai Open Distance Education Technology Research Center, held a seminar on The Learning Design of the Open University of Britain in the Open Education Digital Lab. More than 30 teachers and administrative staff attended the seminar.

During the seminar, Professor Mark Endean introduced the Learning Design Methodology (LD) in course design applied by the Open University UK. This methodology encourages teachers to review course design and course delivery, and to reflect on the processes involved. In the meantime, it also helps to consistently improve the learning experience for the course. He also broke down the key elements of learning design, which are constructive learning outcome, learning activity and assessment task, team course design and development method. The attenders also discussed and exchanged ideas after the lecture with Professor Mark Endean on the design method, and how to assess students’ feedback, etc..

Professor Mark Endean also experienced the functions of the Open Education Digital Lab.

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Post Code: 200433
Tel: (86 21) 25653006
Fax: (86 21) 25653267
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