March 14, 2001
Another Internet First: Chinese and American
Students To Meet for Class
In a first for Chinese higher education,
students from Peking University in Beijing and from California
State University, Sacramento will take part in a two-hour
Internet class that will allow them to interact live with
video, audio and chat.
The class is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 16 in
the University Library room 53.
The 14 American and 10 Chinese graduate students will be able
to see and hear one another using computer-mounted cameras
and leading edge software. In addition, they'll be able to
have chatroom discussions using WebCT, the same system used
in more than 40 online classes this semester at CSUS.
The Chinese and American students, who are all studying educational
policy for both higher education and K-12, will address a
series of questions related to their studies.
"This is all part of an emerging relationship that we're
developing with the People's Republic of China, one made possible
by Internet technologies," says Rosemary Papalewis, a
CSUS professor of educational administration and policy studies.
Later this year Papalewis will teach an online class for Chinese
university faculty on the use of technology. That venture
is part of a general expansion of Internet-based education
by the CSUS College of Education in recent years. The online
master's degree program in educational technology, in particular,
has proven immensely popular.
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affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
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