Improve Quality of Online Higher Education and Promote US-Sino Higher Education Collaboration
The social contradictions in the new era are reflected in education: the contradiction between the growing demand for fair and quality education and the unbalanced and inadequate development of education industry. However, online education has great potential to transform education, which is a significant way to break the contradiction of education in the new era and promote teaching and education reform.
The emergence of online education and development of related technologies have led to the transformation of education in the Internet era. The global education workers also face new challenges and opportunities. They face challenges on how to improve the quality of online higher education to enable learners to obtain high-quality learning experience and learning effects. In addition, they must understand how to transform and upgrade online education models to guarantee the sustainability and scalability to meet the future global demands of online education. Solving these issues are core factors related to institutions entering this fast-track industry.
Catering to the global needs of our educational industry, the 2018 US-Sino Online Higher Education Summit will be held under the theme of improving the quality of online higher education and the promotion of US-Sino higher education cooperative agreements. Communicating best practices and learning about new innovations in online higher education for China and the United States will be a central focal point. Presenters and participants are leaders and professionals coming from well-known and respected universities and online educational companies. Topics include online platforms, effective faculty engagement and teaching practices, curriculum design, learning resources and tools, technical support and operational management of platforms. Innovative and valuable research practices will also be introduced. The Summit will provide attendees with a high-quality academic and international education forum to jointly promote information exchanges, best practices and an opportunity to develop cooperative agreements in the field of global online education.
Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU)
One of the most famous universities in China, SJTU enjoys a long history and is renowned both at home and abroad. Ranked #6 in China, Shanghai Jiaotong University is directly under the ownership of the Ministry of Education in China and jointly established with Shanghai City. After 122 years of unremitting efforts, Shanghai JiaoTong University has become a “comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized” domestic first-class, international renowned university.
CMS Global (CMSG)
CMS Global is the leader in Employment Ready Education. Headquartered in the United States, CMS Global’ s business has expanded to several foreign countries, including China and Vietnam. Through CMSG’s innovative & proprietary platforms, we provide global access to quality education for everyone. With the introduction of U.S. technology driven higher education, students can achieve the same high-quality American education at an affordable cost.
Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC inspires innovation and quality through an extensive set of resources, including, best-practice publications, quality benchmarking, leading-edge instruction, community-driven conferences, practitioner-based and empirical research and expert guidance. The growing OLC community includes faculty members, administrators, trainers, instructional designers, and other learning professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional societies and corporate enterprises. Visit http://onlinelearningconsortium.org for more information.
I. Event Overview
Date: May 31- June 1, 2018
Location: Shanghai, China
Event Theme: Improving the quality of online higher education and promotion of US-Sino higher education cooperative agreements.
II. Organizational Structure
Organizers:Shanghai Jiaotong University, CMS Global Inc., Online Learning Consortium, CNMOOC
Logistics Coordinator: China Education Media
Supporting Institutions: Intercollegiate Research Branch of China Higher Education Institute, Collaboration Group of China National College Modern Remote Education
III. Summit Topics
Quality and Standard of Online Higher Education
Online Curriculum Resource Development and Teaching Design
Online Faculty Effectiveness
Online Learning Support
Platform Development and Technical Support
Operational Management and Evaluation Tools
US-Sino Higher Education Cooperative Agreements
Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speeches
Online Curriculum Design and Development
Faculty Operations for Online Learning
Student Support for Online Learning
Online Learning Management Platforms
Online Learning Management and Assessment Mechanism
US-Sino Collaboration & Announcement of Strategic Partnership
Keynote Speech & Closing Ceremony
V. Registration and Attendance Fee
1800 RMB/person (including conference fee, service fee, material fee, etc.), the conference fee of overseas attendee is $450 per person; Accommodation will be arranged by the conference committee; all travel and hotel expenses will be paid by participants.