Join as at the US – Sino Online | Transnational Education Conference

What Is the US - China Online | Transnational Education (UCOTE) Conference?
  • CMS Global, Shenzhen University and University Open Online Courses are proud to present the US – Sino Online|Transnational Education Conference located in Shenzhen, China on April 21st, 2017.
  • With a focus on advancing the growth of online education for China and US; the USOTEC is a conference designed to provide a best practice forum between Chinese and US universities and to promote strategic transnational education (TNE).
  • Your participation in USOTEC will help build the path for new ventures and partnerships via CMS Global’s extended network in China.
Why Should You Attend?
  • Promote your selected online graduate programs to 2017 graduating class and alumni of over 140 Chinese public and private universities.
  • Opportunity to develop relationships with Chinese University representatives and promote strategic transnational education partnerships.
  • Network and build relationships to help foster opportunities to grow your revenue and student base.
  • Learn and share best practices tied to online learning that will drive success in transactional educational partnerships.
  • Build brand awareness for your University in a booming market. Did you know Chinese enrollment has grown fivefold from 62,580 a decade ago to 328,547 in 2015-2016, according to the Institute of International Education?
  • Highlight your University as a leader on relevant subject matters and an expert in online delivery to a captive and engaged audience.
  • Become a member in the new US – Sino Online Higher Education Consortium.
What is the US - Sino Online Higher Education Consortium?
  • US – Sino Online Higher Education Consortium is founded by Shenzhen University, CMS Global and University Open Online Courses.  The consortium purpose has three parts: 1) To promote US universities and their online programs to Chinese universities and their students 2) To create a best practice forum where Chinese universities can gain access to proven online education know-how from US universities 3) To start the process of cross-border, cross-institution credit recognition at scale.
How Can You Participate?
  • US universities are welcome to submit their request to be keynote speaker (2 spots available), expert panel member (3 slots available), and/or workshop facilitator (3 slots available) 
  • Us universities are welcome to promote 2 to 3 online graduate programs in Business, STEM, Education, and Nursing disciplines to the graduating undergraduate class of 2017 and alumni of the 140 Chinese universities in attendance.  As a token of good will, we ask that some forms of scholarship or discount are offered for these programs.  
  • Network with authorized representatives from top Chinese universities for potential Transnational Education (TNE) opportunity
  • Contact us at jane.pierce@cmsglobal.us or +1.770.851.6214 to find out more information.  
  • Sign up here
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of the event?

  • CMS Global, Shenzhen University and University Open Online Courses are proud to present the US – Sino Online | Transnational Education Conference (USOTEC) located in Shenzhen, China on April 21st, 2017.
  • With a focus on advancing the growth of online education for China and US; the USOTEC is a conference designed to provide a best practice forum between Chinese universities and US universities and to promote strategic transnational education (TNE).
  • Your participation in USOTEC will help build the path for new ventures and partnerships via CMS Global’s extended network in China.

Where is the event located at?

  • The event will take place on the beautiful and famous campus of Shenzhen University, Shenzhen city, Guangdong province, China.

Who are the organizers of the event?

  • CMS Global – www.cmsglobal.us
  • Shenzhen University / UOOC – www.szu.edu.cn
  • UOOC Online – www.uooc.online

When is the event and how long?

  • The event will take place on April 21st. It is a day-long event starting at 8:45 AM to 7:30 PM.

What is the agenda of the event?

  • Please refer to the ‘Agenda’ section

Are there speaking opportunity?

  • Yes, please refer to the ‘How can we participate section’

What is the US-Sino Online Higher Education Consortium (USOTEC)?

  • USOTEC is founded by CMS Global, UOOC Online, and University Open Online Courses Union. There are three key objectives for USOTEC:
  • Provide a platform for mutual cross-borders credit recognition between members
  • Cross promote members’ programs to foster lifelong learning
  • Share and learn best practice to drive innovation
  • What is the vehicle to formalize USOTEC?
  • A MOU will be socialized upon request.

Who can join USOTEC?

  • Subject to the final approval of the founding members, USOTEC welcomes licensed, accredited institutions of higher education. The USOTEC is established with the spirit of sharing between members seeking to improve our community through education.

Can we promote our programs at the event?

  • Yes, we welcome participating universities to highlight their online graduate program. It is highly encouraged that some sort of discount and/or scholarship should be offered at the event.

Can we offer discount or scholarship with our graduate program(s)?

  • Definitely! In fact, it is highly encouraged.

Can scholarship/discount toward specific program be announced at the event?

  • Absolutely, we will include your graduate program information and available scholarship in all forms of our event communications.

Who are the targeted students?

  • Graduating students and alumni from over 140 public and private Chinese universities.

What are the logistics?

  • Please refer to the the ‘Logistic’ section
Agenda
US-Sino Online | Transnational Education Conference

2017年4月21日(星期五) April 21th, 2017

会议地点:深圳大学                                   住宿地点:待定

VENUE:Shenzhen University                           LODGING:Kempinski Hotel

日期/Date 时间/Time 内容/Content
4月20日Apr.20th 9:00AM-10:00PM 报到(地点:待定)Registration(VENUE: Undetermined)
4月21日Apr.21th 8:20AM-8:40AM 酒店大堂统一乘车前往深圳大学The staff will guide you to the Shenzhen University
8:40AM-9:00AM 合影 Group Photo
9:00AM-9:10AM 主办方致辞1 Welcome Speech 1
9:10AM-9:20AM 主办方致辞2 Welcome Speech 2
9:20AM-10:00AM 主题演讲:中国在线教育Keynote Speech 1, Topic: China Online Education
10:00AM-10:40AM 主题演讲:美国在线教育Keynote Speech 2, Topic: US Online Education
10:40AM-10:50AM 茶歇 Break
10:50AM-11:50AM 圆桌论坛:中美在线教育的机遇与挑战Discussion PanelTopic: Opportunities and Challenges of Online Education
11:50AM-12:00PM 签约仪式: Signing Ceremony & Graduate Program Scholarships
12:00PM-2:00PM 午餐Lunch
2:00PM-3:30PM 分会场1:在线教育科技Sub-forum 1: Online Education Technology 分会场2:如何开展在线教学Sub-forum 2: ‘How to’ Online instructional Design and Curriculum
3:30PM-3:40PM 茶歇 Break
3:40PM-5:10PM 分会场3:在线教育教师管理考核Sub-forum 3: Faculty Management and Assessment 分会场4:如何进行学生在线管理与服务Sub-forum 4: ‘How to’ Manage and Serve Student Online
5:10PM-5:30PM 大会总结并公布下一届主办学校
Conclusion and announcement of next host university
5:30PM-7:30PM 茶话会 Networking Session
Logistics
  • Visa: Both a valid U.S. passport and a Visa are required to travel to China. We recommend that you apply for and receive a multiple entry visa, more information can be found at http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/visas/.
  • Airport: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX) or Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
  • Hotel:
    • Kempinski Shenzhen Hotel – Hai De San Dao, Hou Hai Bin Road Nanshan District 518054 Shenzhen China.  +86 755 88888888 
  • Transportation:
    • Shuttle bus between hotel and Shenzhen University will be provided for
  • Included with the conference:
    • Lunch
    • Snack and refreshments
    • Drinks and hors d’oeuvres
Explore Shenzhen
  • With the conference located in one of China’s wealthiest cities and a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), make sure to take some time to sight see in Shenzhen as well. 
  • Shenzhen draws a mix of business people, investors, and migrant workers to its golden gates.
  • Here are just a few sites to help you plan your trip.