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Tutoring for foreign students and mobile page for OCW

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is launching two new educational programs in October: a tutoring program for foreign students and a mobile page for Open Courseware (OCW).

The tutoring program for foreign students is an eight-week project which started on October 3. The program is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the CTL. During the program, foreign students will be teamed up with a Korean student who earned a high grade in a certain class.

In total, there will be 10 teams in the program. Each team will be required to submit a report about their tutoring sessions every week, participate in special lectures, and do other required activities. The teams will receive scores for each requirement, and the team tutor will receive 500,000 Won if the team earns at least 140 out of a total of 200 points.

Jung Wang-geun, a researcher at the CTL, said that “The CTL and the College of Liberal Arts expect that this program will help foreign students to understand lectures easier and give Korean students the opportunity to improve their foreign language ability, broaden their perspectives, and strengthen connectedness among students.

In addition, the CTL will open a mobile page for OCW (http://ocw.dongguk.edu) in October. OCW is an internet-based project that offers university lectures to the public for free. Many prestigious universities such as Yale and MIT started this program about 10 years ago, and now Korean universities are starting similar online programs.

Dongguk University set up its own OCW during the spring semester this year. New lectures are being recorded, and Harvard professor Michael Sandel’s famous lecture series “Justice,” in addition to Dongguk University’s Saturday Buddhist ceremonies, will also be added to the site. The CTL hopes that OCW will fulfill the needs of students and the public by providing high-quality lectures and more learning opportunities online. 

Ha Sun-jin  sunjin.ha@gmail.com

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