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INTI Expansion Effort Includes E‐Campuses

INTI Expansion Effort Includes E‐Campuses Madhu claims t hat, i n d e veloping countri e s like INTI E xpansion Effort India, the tr aditional higher education system is un able to ke ep pace w ith the grow th of computer te chnology. He sa ys that students i nterested i n b ecoming com puter Includes E-Campuse s professionals will e nroll i n th e fre e hi gher e ducation, paid for by t heir lo cal government, an d augment the ir George Lorenzo broad edu cation by e arning an NIIT certification at the Educational Pathways same tim e. “ W e c all it a dual qualification prog ram,” he [email protected] says, a dding that middle-class families i n de veloping countries will sacrifice greatly to afford the tuition to put The INTI International Gr oup o f Colleges comprises their chi ldren t hrough school. “ There i s a tremendous fi ve c o l l e g e s i n Ma la y s i a a n d h a s e x p a n d e d i n t o amount o f risk an d pain fa milies w ill go through to emerging m arkets in Ch ina, T hailand, Indonesia an d make sure of their children’s success.” Vietnam, says INTI president T an Y e w S ing. Part o f that expansio n i ncludes developing w hat INTI refers to a s “e- campuses.” A ccording t o Y e w Sin g, In d e v e lo p in g c o u n t r ie s lik e In d ia , t h e “the foc us is on de livering a college envi ronment th at emphasizes lear ning through information t echnology. t ra d it io n a l h ig h e r e d u c a t io n sy st e m is “T he conceptuali zing p hase is a lready co mpleted, u n a b le t o k e e p p a c e w it h t h e g ro w t h while t he cour seware is c urrently b eing conv erted in to the online version.” o f c o m p u t e r t e c h n o lo g y The early phase of online course availability will oc cur next y ear a t INTI’s campus in S ubang Jaya, Ma laysia. Additionally, un like i n the U SA, stu dents i n Indi a, f or “Our ultimate goal is to extend the e -learning f acilities instanc e, a re e ncoura ged not t o w ork d uring their to all our existing campuses ov erseas,” sa ys Y ew Sing. higher e ducation years i n o rder to h ave the t ime t o In addit ion to the de velopment of e-campuses, IN TI fo cus m ore o n t heir studie s . “ If you l oo k a t m o st recently bui lt a Learning Reso urce Cen ter ( LRC) on i ts students in I ndia w ho are d oing the ir g raduate studi es, main c ampus in N ilai, M alaysia. T he LRC is a four- in a ll probability n one of them have worked a t all in storey, 110, 000-square-feet learning e nvironment tha t their liv es,” says Madhu. “The y star t wor king on ly after houses a library, m ultimedia c enter, st aff development they h ave got their Ph D, b ecause t heir fa milies h ave center, le cture the atres an d work st ations f or students supported them. It ’s the old school.” to r eadily connect to t he I nternet . “ T he interact ive multimedia re sources ava ilable he re a llow stu dents to NOTE formulate their own learning methods,” says Y e w Sing. George Lore nzo is edi tor and publisher of Educa tional I N TI h as a lso al lo c a t e d R M 20 m i l li o n fo r t h e Pathways , a m o n t h ly n e w s l e t t e r c o v e r i n g hi g he r implementation of information a nd communications education di stance l earning a nd teaching w orld-wide technology i nfrastructure, in cluding w ireless t echnologies (http://w ww.edpath.com).l over the next f ive years. NOTE George Lore nzo is edi tor and publisher of Educa tional Pathways , a m o n t h ly n e w s l e t t e r c o v e r i n g hi g he r education di stance l earning a nd teaching w orld-wide (http://w ww.edpath.com). On the Horizon November/December 2001 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png On the Horizon Emerald Publishing

INTI Expansion Effort Includes E‐Campuses

On the Horizon , Volume 9 (6): 1 – Nov 1, 2001

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Copyright © 2001 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
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1074-8121
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10.1108/10748120110734713
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Madhu claims t hat, i n d e veloping countri e s like INTI E xpansion Effort India, the tr aditional higher education system is un able to ke ep pace w ith the grow th of computer te chnology. He sa ys that students i nterested i n b ecoming com puter Includes E-Campuse s professionals will e nroll i n th e fre e hi gher e ducation, paid for by t heir lo cal government, an d augment the ir George Lorenzo broad edu cation by e arning an NIIT certification at the Educational Pathways same tim e. “ W e c all it a dual qualification prog ram,” he [email protected] says, a dding that middle-class families i n de veloping countries will sacrifice greatly to afford the tuition to put The INTI International Gr oup o f Colleges comprises their chi ldren t hrough school. “ There i s a tremendous fi ve c o l l e g e s i n Ma la y s i a a n d h a s e x p a n d e d i n t o amount o f risk an d pain fa milies w ill go through to emerging m arkets in Ch ina, T hailand, Indonesia an d make sure of their children’s success.” Vietnam, says INTI president T an Y e w S ing. Part o f that expansio n i ncludes developing w hat INTI refers to a s “e- campuses.” A ccording t o Y e w Sin g, In d e v e lo p in g c o u n t r ie s lik e In d ia , t h e “the foc us is on de livering a college envi ronment th at emphasizes lear ning through information t echnology. t ra d it io n a l h ig h e r e d u c a t io n sy st e m is “T he conceptuali zing p hase is a lready co mpleted, u n a b le t o k e e p p a c e w it h t h e g ro w t h while t he cour seware is c urrently b eing conv erted in to the online version.” o f c o m p u t e r t e c h n o lo g y The early phase of online course availability will oc cur next y ear a t INTI’s campus in S ubang Jaya, Ma laysia. Additionally, un like i n the U SA, stu dents i n Indi a, f or “Our ultimate goal is to extend the e -learning f acilities instanc e, a re e ncoura ged not t o w ork d uring their to all our existing campuses ov erseas,” sa ys Y ew Sing. higher e ducation years i n o rder to h ave the t ime t o In addit ion to the de velopment of e-campuses, IN TI fo cus m ore o n t heir studie s . “ If you l oo k a t m o st recently bui lt a Learning Reso urce Cen ter ( LRC) on i ts students in I ndia w ho are d oing the ir g raduate studi es, main c ampus in N ilai, M alaysia. T he LRC is a four- in a ll probability n one of them have worked a t all in storey, 110, 000-square-feet learning e nvironment tha t their liv es,” says Madhu. “The y star t wor king on ly after houses a library, m ultimedia c enter, st aff development they h ave got their Ph D, b ecause t heir fa milies h ave center, le cture the atres an d work st ations f or students supported them. It ’s the old school.” to r eadily connect to t he I nternet . “ T he interact ive multimedia re sources ava ilable he re a llow stu dents to NOTE formulate their own learning methods,” says Y e w Sing. George Lore nzo is edi tor and publisher of Educa tional I N TI h as a lso al lo c a t e d R M 20 m i l li o n fo r t h e Pathways , a m o n t h ly n e w s l e t t e r c o v e r i n g hi g he r implementation of information a nd communications education di stance l earning a nd teaching w orld-wide technology i nfrastructure, in cluding w ireless t echnologies (http://w ww.edpath.com).l over the next f ive years. NOTE George Lore nzo is edi tor and publisher of Educa tional Pathways , a m o n t h ly n e w s l e t t e r c o v e r i n g hi g he r education di stance l earning a nd teaching w orld-wide (http://w ww.edpath.com). On the Horizon November/December 2001

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On the HorizonEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 2001

Keywords: E‐learning; Education; Asia

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