Visited College Of Internet Distance Education
Assumption University, Bangna, Thailand
SEAMOLEC Director, Dr.Suciati, and Mr. Abubakar Alatas
visited The College of Internet Distance Education (CIDE), Assumption
University, Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand on 5 July 2006. Joined with SEAMOLEC
Director are SEAMEO Secretariat Director and His Deputy Directors. We
have discussed with Prof. Dr. Srisakdi Charmonman the prospect of e-Learning
in Southeast Asia, and visited the facilities of CIDE.
The College of Internet Distance Education (CIDE) is
an educational institution offering accredited degree programs from
worldwide universities as well special courses to anyone who would like
to study interesting topics online. CIDE will offer eLearning to 100,000
students per year. The College is aimed to provide “One Stop Services
for Worldwide EEducation for Anyone, from Anywhere, and at Any Time”.
For everyone who wants to improve hi/her knowledge and upgrade himself/herself
The purposes of the College are to serve the country
by allowing those are interested in education to continue their studies
conveniently, no matter from where and when; to organize short courses
for those who are interested; to promote Life-Long Learning by using
the Internet; to provide opportunities for special group of people i.e.
the blind, the deaf, the handicaps to gain higher degrees or IT skill;
and to expand Assumption University from traditional classroom-based
education to Internet-based distance education. The programs of the
CIDE are Mater of Science in Management (Classroom and Online Mode),
and Master of Science in Information and Community Technology (Classroom
and Blended Mode).
The college is located at “Srisakdi Charmonman IT Center
(SCIT Center). There are over 2,000 Internet terminals available in
the building with all kinds of facilities to support eLearning, such
as over 1,000 telephone lines to dial in, and mirror sites for degree
programs from other countries. The facilities at SCIT Center are as
follows: Office of the CEO of the College, Video ConferenceRoom and
Mini-Theater; IT Training Room with 408 Computers Online; Computing
Center Office, Training Room for the Blind, the Deaf, the Retired, and
Gifted Kids; Computer Labs and Internet Access Room; Seminar Rooms and
Incubator; College of Internet Distance Education (Main Student Lounge);
Coursware Development Center;Exrcutives of the College and Staff in
the Office of the VP-IT; Assumption University TV Station (ATV); and
ATV Staff Office.