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Syrian Virtual University. 5 Years Experience A Case Of Challenges, And Success. MIT LINC October 28 th 2007 Dr Talal Sheikhalard On behalf Dr Riad Daoudi. Virtual Education?. Syrian Virtual University. SVU programs. Case Study. Challenges.

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syrian virtual university

Syrian Virtual University

5 Years Experience

A Case Of

Challenges,

And

Success

MIT LINC

October 28th 2007

Dr Talal Sheikhalard

On behalf

Dr Riad Daoudi

virtual education
Virtual Education?

Syrian Virtual University

SVU programs

Case Study

Challenges

why virtual education
Due to fast changes in sciences, technologies and careers, there is a need for:

Continuous HRD in the marketplace

Injection of Academic content to update the workforce’s knowledge and skills

Why Virtual Education?

Advantages

  • Modern Technology and Educational Methods
  • Anywhere Anytime
  • Wide range of specializations
  • Work and study at the same time (L3)
learning process
Five Components:

Students

Teachers

Content

Interaction

Assessment/Evaluation

Learning Process
learning process5
In a conventional classroom:Learning Process

Students

Assessment

Proctored exams

Take home exams

Projects

Class Participation

Assignments

Face-to-face

Interaction

Interaction

Teacher

Content

Transmits

knowledge

to student

learning process6
In a virtual classroom:Learning Process

Students

Assessment

Proctored exams

Take home exams

Projects

Class Participation

Assignments

Learner

Rich, Dynamic

Interactive

Interaction

Teacher

Content

Facilitates and

supervises

student learning

Teacher’s

explanation

skills

virtual university
Integrated virtual environment (Students, Employees, Tutors)

Virtual Classrooms

Similar to conventional universities

All student activities and tasks can be performed

Automated electronic administration

Developed interactive content

Virtual University
virtual education8
Virtual Education?

Syrian Virtual University

SVU programs

Case Study

Challenges

svu model
Facilities

Infrastructure:Access/Technology

-Build tele-centers with powerful PCs and fast

internet connection

Language

- Preparatory year / Develop Arabic Programs

Payment difficulties

- Develop Arabic degrees at affordable fees

SVU Model
svu model10
Learning Model

E-content / LMS

Virtual Classroom (Synchronous Sessions/WebDemo)

Asynchronous sessions/Recorded

Asynchronous Communications (emails)

Assessment Management System (AMS)

Student Information System (SIS)

SVU Model
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MHE

Accreditation

University1

InternationallyAccredited Degrees

SVU

University2

University3

Students

University4

Virtual

Communities

Of Arab

Professors

Localization

Of International Curricula

    • Additional Services
  • Career Planning - Bookstore
  • Assessment and Guidance - Virtual Library
  • Advising - Faculty Services
  • Academic Support - Professional
  • Pre-registration Development
  • Technical Support - Tele-centers
  • Virtual Communities - Virtual Classrooms
  • Discussion Forums-Face-to-face requirements - Career Services

Local Technical, Administrative and Academic

Support

To advise,

Support and

Teach Arab

Students

svu degree offerings
SVU Degree Offerings

Associate: AA, AS, APS, etc.

Bachelor: BA, BS, BBA, BIT, BGS, etc.

Master: MA, MS, MBA, MIT, etc.

Certificate: undergraduate, graduate, professional courses

SVU Sample Partners

virtual education14
Virtual Education?

Syrian Virtual University

SVU programs

Case Study

Challenges

svu sample programs
SVU Sample Programs
  • 1-Higher National Diploma (HND)
    • Associate Degrees In Business and Computing Applications
    • Internet Studies, Web Development and Programming, Management, Marketing, General Business
    • In Association with Edexcel
    • Arabic & English
  • 2- Business Information Technology (BIT)
    • Bachelor Degrees
      • IT, Management, Marketing, General Business
      • English
    • Top-up for Associate degrees
svu sample programs16
SVU Sample Programs
  • 3- Information Systems Engineering (ISE)
    • 4 years (160 credit based engineering degree)
    • 10 different specializations
  • 4-Diploma in Educational Habilitation
    • Diploma for bachelors looking for teaching habilitation
    • One year program with 11 courses.
    • Practical (In-class teaching course)
    • 10 courses in education and psychology
svu sample programs new 2007 2008
SVU Sample ProgramsNew 2007-2008
  • 5- Bachelor in Economics
    • Business Administration
    • Marketing
    • Banking
  • 6- Master in Business Administration

New Programs for Spring 2008

7- Bachelor in Law

8- Master in Web Technology

9- Master in Technology Management

10- Master in Quality Control

virtual education18
Virtual Education?

Syrian Virtual University

SVU programs

Case Study

Challenges

slide19

Higher National diploma (HND) A Case Study

  • There is a huge need in the market place for undergraduates in Business and Computing Applications.
  • Local universities were not able to move fast according to the market requirements.
  • English skills is a must for graduated students.
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Higher National diploma (HND)

BusinessAnd ComputingApplications

A Case Study

  • e-business Development
  • e-commerce Technology
  • Internet Studies
  • e-Commerce Project
  • Supply chain Management
  • Website design
  • Marketing for e-commerce
  • E-marketing Processes
  • Integrated Marketing in
  • e-commerce
  • 10. Marketing Planning and Intelligence for e-Commerce.
  • 11. Global Marketplace
  • 12. Data handling and Analysis.
  • 13. Introduction to Programming
  • 14. Programming Principles.
  • 15. Data Analysis and Data Base Design
  • 16. Personal Development
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Higher National diploma (HND)

BusinessAnd ComputingApplications

A Case Study

  • - -
  • - Not Satisfactory English level for most of A-HND students.
  • Learning English through virtual classroom does not improve the communication skills of Students.
  • Due to poor voice quality of to the existing infrastructure.
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Higher National diploma (HND)

BusinessAnd ComputingApplications

A Case Study

  • +++++
  • + Computer & internet skills for all students.
  • + Classes of 20 students from all over the country and the world.
  • + Richer experience and interactivity of learners
  • + Increase in student numbers
  • + Top up leading to a Bachelor degree
virtual education23
Virtual Education?

Syrian Virtual University

SVU programs

Case Study

Challenges

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1700 learner in 2005 &

2000 Learner in 2007 for the

Educational Habilitation Diploma

Cumulative total= 3500 Students

+

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Virtual University
  • What about:
  • Law/Regulations and virtuality
  • It & Security
  • Staff
  • Staff
challenges
Quality Control

Awareness Campaign

Sustainability

Challenges