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October 29th , 2016

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CERNET Education and OESIS Group Launch OESIS-X

 A Joint Venture for US and Chinese School Online Offerings

CERNET Education and OESIS Group announce the launch an online platform and service to meet the significant Chinese student interest in US secondary school education. A school to school network, OESIS-X, offers Chinese high school students the ability to take diploma credit carrying courses, online in China, from prestigious US-based high schools.

The courses, known in the US as sheltered courses for their integration of ESL support into the regular curriculum, have been formulated and recognized for over 20 years by US Colleges, in order to meet the ESL needs of the 4.5 million Spanish speaking students in US schools. OESIS-X, is bringing these courses to the Chinese market through the OESIS network of over 500 prestigious US independent schools and the extensive CERNET network in China. Independent schools place significant emphasis on quality instruction and so these courses will offer synchronous online live teaching from the US and classroom support in China.

Yidong Zhu, President of CERNET Education, said today:

“Chinese students are looking for ways to burnish their credentials when applying to US high schools and Colleges. These diploma-credit carrying courses offer not only quality education but evidence in the form of a transcript that they are culturally capable of succeeding in US learning contexts. The OESIS network brings schools with not only great reputations, long histories, and College credibility but also an understanding of online learning and Chinese students.”

Sanje Ratnavale, President of OESIS Group said today:

“In CERNET Education, we have an institutional and governmental partner in China with unmatched technology resources, educational credentials and most importantly legs on the ground that can support this initiative across China. Given their presence in the US, they also represent a partner that understands the needs and requirements of the US market. We are excited to launch OESIS-X, our school to school platform into China.”

Ray Ravaglia, the Founder of Stanford Online High School said today:

“The bedrock of online learning is no different to learning on campus. It is the quality of the instruction online from accredited sources with sterling reputations matched with tailored curriculum that carries the day. Speaking as s a Board member of OESIS Group, we believe we have found an approach that we think can work well for all parties.”

Steve Loy, Head of School of Rutgers Prep School, a 250-year-old school in New Jersey said today:

“We have been involved in bridge programs, accreditations, teacher training and exchanges in China for many years. We are excited to be part of OESIS-X because it brings together a well-supported package of benefits and resources for all involved.”

Richard Branson, Head of School of Indian Creek School in Maryland, said today:

“These sheltered courses will deepen our Blended Learning portfolio of already close to 20 courses. Having attended OESIS Shanghai in April and hearing the significant Chinese government statements about the importance of online learning for Chinese schools, we are ready to invest our people, resources and reputation in this pioneering initiative.”

Christopher Brueningsen, Head of School of the Kiski School, a Boys Boarding School in Pennsylvania established in 1888 said today:

“We are excited about offering our Integrated Math (Algebra 1/Geometry) classes and Pre-Calculus classes in a sheltered format with OESIS-X because we have been doing online courses for over 5 years. OESIS-X is the first properly structured online initiative that we have seen that offers us all the elements necessary to extend our brand externally in the online.”

Mark Davis, Head of School of St. Luke’s School (CT), an 88-year-old independent school in Connecticut said today:

“St. Luke’s School has been pleased to partner with OESIS and learn from OESIS since its inception. Our growing cohort of blended courses – including mastery-based courses in Latin and Engineering – seem perfectly aligned with the goals and platform of OESIS-X. Not only that, but the opportunity for our teachers to work in partnership with Chinese teachers means that these and other courses we develop in the future will accelerate the professional growth of our teachers while also serving the needs of Chinese students.”

About CERNET Education

CERNET (China Educational and Research Network) is China’s first and largest national academic Internet backbone, and currently the second largest network backbone in China. CERNET is supported by the Chinese government and directly managed by the Ministry of Education. Its clients include more than 2000 universities, research institutions, and education centers, reached by more than 25 million end users.

CERNET Education is the biggest subsidiary Corp of CERNET. It has been focusing on international and online education since its inception.  Its infrastructure in both China and US has enabled thousands of students to participate in US schools.  CERNET Education’s mission is focused on  global education.

About OESIS Group

OESIS Group is an innovation network of over 500 prestigious independent schools. Its mission is to catalyze the considerable 21st century opportunities for independent school growth. It operates conferences and symposia across the world with its anchor events being in Los Angeles, Boston, London and Shanghai and offers research on blended and online education. OESIS-X is its school to school platform.

For Further information:

At CERNET:

Ellen Xiong

xiongwei@cernet.com

www.cerschool.edu.cn/

At OESISGroup:

Sanje Ratnavale

sratnavale@oesisgroup.com

www.oesisgroup.com

 

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2016年11月1日

赛尔教育和OESIS集团共同推出OESIS-X

中美学校联合在线课程产品

为了满足中国学生对海外优质课程资源的巨大需求,赛尔教育和OESIS集团宣布共同推出OESIS-X。OESIS-X是一个为中国学生提供在线美国高中学分课程的平台、并提供相应的全面配套服务。所有美国高中学分课程都是由在美国颇有声望和影响力的学校提供,且通过学校与学校之间的合作来开展。

OESIS-X的课程,在美国又称为庇护式课程(sheltered courses),是在正常课程内容中加入对英语非母语学习者的帮助和支持。这些课程原先是为了满足在美国学校的450万西班牙语学生的需求而设计的,在20多年前就已成形、并被美国大学广泛认可和接受。通过OESIS联合的500多所美国独立学校资源,以及赛尔教育拥有广泛的国内渠道,双方正式在中国市场推出OESIS-X。

美国独立学校非常重视教学质量,OESIS-X在线课程除提供美国传统的在线课程(包括课程内容、在线指导、讨论、作业和测试)部分外,每周还安排1小时与美国教师开展云课堂实时互动教学,在国内还会配有专业老师来辅助教学和监督指导。这采用的其实就是目前基础教育领域中最新型的混合式教学方式,斯坦福在线高中也是得益于混合式教学才能发展壮大,国外大学更是在普遍采用。美国学校会出具官方的正式成绩单,如果中国学生能够修完1门课并拿到不错的成绩,对其申请美国最知名的高中、或美国常春藤大学都会非常有利。

赛尔教育总裁祝懿东表示:“中国学生在申请美国高中和大学的时候,都想提升自己文凭和各类证书的含金量。而我们这些学分课程不仅能带给学生优质的教育,更能让学生用美国学校提供的成绩单证明他们很好地适应美式课堂和教学、并能在美国的学习环境中获得成功。OESIS联合的美国学校不仅久负盛名、历史悠久,其对在线教育和中国学生都有着深刻的了解和理解。”

OESIS集团总裁Sanje Ratnavale指出:“因为赛尔教育,我们在中国拥有了一位有政府背景的合作伙伴,赛尔教育有着得天独厚的教育网络背景和资源,在中国教育方面资历深厚,还一直非常实事求是、脚踏实地,有利于在中国启动合作。同时赛尔教育在美国投资建有实体教育基地,所以也非常能理解美国市场的需求和要求。我们很高兴和赛尔教育一起向中国市场推出学校和学校之间合作开展的OESIS-X。”

斯坦福在线高中创始人Ray Ravaglia提出:“在线学习和在校学习的基本原则并没有任何不同。而在线学习,尤其是提供经过可靠认证、拥有过硬信誉的高质量的在线指导、并提供(针对ESL学生)调整过的课程的在线学习,才能做到与时俱进。作为OESIS集团的董事会成员,我们相信已经找到了一个能让所有参与方都受益的解决方案。”

位于纽泽西、拥有250年历史的罗格斯预科学校校长Steve Loy说到:“我们多年来一直和中国合作桥梁项目、认证课程、师资培训和交换项目。我们很高兴能成为OESIS-X的一员,因为OESIS-X为所有参与者带来了全面受益。”

马里兰州的印度安克里克学校校长Richard Branson提出:“这些近20门庇护式课程将近一步拓宽我们混合式学习的范畴。在4月份参加OESIS上海会议时,获悉中国政府明确指出中国学校开展在线学习的重要性,我们已经做好了全面准备,把我们的人力、资源和品牌都投资到这项创新性的合作中。”

建于1888年、位于宾夕法尼亚州的寄宿制男校,科士奇中学校长Christopher Brueningsen说到:“我们非常高兴能够通过OESIS-X提供庇护式的综合数学(代数1 /几何)课程和初级微积分课程,我们已经在线课程方面发展5年多了。OESIS-X是我们所知道的第一个结构非常合理的在线课程平台,能够提供全面的支持、并进一步提高我们的品牌在线教育方面的影响力。”

位于康涅狄格州、拥有88年历史的圣路克斯学校校长Mark Davis说:“圣路克斯学校从OESIS成立之初就和OESIS一直保持良好合作关系、并向OESIS学习了很多。我们不断发展的混合式课程体系,其中包括高难度的拉丁和工程课程,和OESIS-X这个平台非常契合。不仅如此,我们目前在OESIS-X平台上提供的、和未来要开发的其他课程,都需要我们的老师和来自中国学校的老师一起合作,这能够进一步加速我们老师的自身发展,同时为中国学生提供更好的服务。”

关于赛尔教育

赛尔网络CERNET(China Educational and Research Network,中国教育与科研计算机网)是中国第一个也是最大的全国性学术计算机骨干网,也是目前中国第二大骨干网。赛尔网络由国家投资建设、教育部直接管理连接超过2000多所中国高校、教育机构和科研单位,终端用户超过2500万人。

赛尔教育是赛尔网络旗下最大子公司,成立以来一直以互联网+国际教育为主业,全心专注于开发、整合先进的通信网络、信息技术以及优质国际教育资源和课程,为国内院校提供教育国际化、信息化和数字教育的综合服务解决方案,为中国留学生提供安全可靠的美国留学服务与留学全程监管服务。赛尔教育已成功向美国学校输送了近2000名学子。

 

关于OESIS集团

OESIS,全称Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools,独立学校在线及混合式教育研讨会组织。建立于2012年,是一家创新型的、全球逾500所私立独立学校*的联盟,其中以美国独立学校居多,帮助独立学校探索面向21世纪的发展机遇。OESIS每年都在世界各地组织和举办大型会议和研讨会,包括洛杉矶、波士顿、伦敦和上海,为混合和在线教育提供探讨、研究和交流平台。目前正式推出学校和学校之间相互合作的平台——OESIS-X。

*独立学校:财务及运营管理完全独立的学校,不依赖政府、机构、税收、教会等的财务支持,校董事会完全独立

如有进一步需求,请联系:

赛尔教育:

熊玮

xiongwei@cernet.com

www.cerschool.edu.cn

OESIS集团:

Sanje Ratnavale

sratnavale@oesisgroup.com

www.oesisgroup.com