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2013.0408

Long-distance e-learning closes the gap for students of Chinese

Afraid of flying? NTNU's Mandarin Training Center (MTC) has some great news for anyone looking for personalized Chinese classes but who is unable to make it all the way to Taiwan. Thanks to the Internet, all you need is a computer, phone, or tablet to start one-on-one classes with a real live teacher.
2013.0330

NTNU introduces learning on-the-go with open mobile courses

Long bus rides or being out of town are no longer valid excuses to stop learning, now that NTNU's open courses are currently available for mobile devices.
2013.0328

Home environment plays key role in student performance: Study

An educational gap exists between students in the nation's urban and rural areas -- and despite what many may think, it's not caused by a lack school of resources, according to a new study by National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) professor of education Hsu Tien-ming (許添明). Instead, the key factor is a student's living environment, including access to desks, dictionaries, and other learning tools at home, Hsu reported Wednesday to the National Science Council, which funded the research.
2013.0325

NTNU professor introduces personality test to help match applicants with the right jobs

It's not just recent graduates who worry about jobs -- employers often struggle to find reliable, well-suited employees, too. Fortunately the difficult task of matching people to the right positions may be made easier after a 15-minute personality test developed by National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) professor of industrial education Hung Jung-chao (洪榮昭).
2013.0320

National Taiwan Normal University established a multinational research center on learning science with Pennsylvania State University

National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and the Pennsylvania State University of the United States have co-founded the “the Advanced Center for the Learning Sciences” (ACLS) and will conduct bilateral student exchange programs in the near future. The two universities also announced at a press conference on Jan. 24 that they had partnered up with a Taiwanese computer firm, Leo System, to promote Chinese language learning through cloud computing technology.