The 2014 Spring Online Class of Northwestern Polytechnic University Witnessed a Smooth Start

    The 2014 spring online class of Northwestern Polytechnic University witnessed a smooth start in our college. This marked new stage of teaching cooperation between the two colleges after the 2013 autumn visit of Ling Hong, Vice President in charge of teaching.

    On the basis of the cooperation of 2012 and 2013, the Foreign Exchange Department of our college closely contacted and communicated with the NPU and finally determined the themes and start time of this year’s online class. With the support and cooperation of the Office of Academic Affairs, Modern Education Technology Center, Finance Department, the Software Department, we had completed the pre-commissioning of equipment, network docking, student mobilization, adjustment of existing programs and classes and other preparatory work.

    At 8:30 a.m. on March 4, the first class of the year in spring “American English communication" was transferred from Northwestern Polytechnic University, which was on the other side of the ocean, to B306 room in Hi-Tech campus classroom building of Chengdu Polytechnic. Professor Bradley talked about his own experience and introduced the basic overview of the United States and Northwestern Polytechnic University. Yang Qiuhong and Jiang Ju, who were teachers from Foreign Language Department, provided the guide for students this time.

    At 8:00 on March 5, Dr. Chang and Dr. Wang from Northwestern Polytechnic appeared in front of all 2012 year students of Software Department. They were the two doctors teaching the course of "Gig Database" to students of Software Technology major. Zhuo Guofeng, who was a teacher of Software Department, gave guidance for the course this time.

    The 2014 online class from Northwestern Polytechnic would be held both in the spring and fall semesters. In addition to the previous course of “American English Communication”, the new professional course "Big Databases" and "Principles of Accounting” would also be opened; for teaching methods, in addition to online classroom teaching, Northwestern Polytechnic University would also send teachers by the end of April to meet students face to face and complete the counseling and course test. With the College internationalization process, we would further improve the equipment and facilities, open more courses of this kind and allow students to enjoy high-quality resources for professional learning from our partner universities abroad.