Online Learning Project (NOLP) is a project initiated by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) as part of the Thai government’s information technology and education policy to research, develop and promote the using of e-Learning in Thailand. NOLP provideseducational service and online learning facilities in line with the learner’s interests and aptitudes as mentioned in the National Education Act of Thailand. The project aims to increase the channels of education conveniently and flexibly through comprehensive web-based programmes.
NOLP primarily focuses on five main activities- • Research and Development of e- Learning Technology Platform (Both Server and Client Software) to meet the basic requirement of Thai’s Education and human resource development. By using open system technology, NOLP e-Learning Platform conforms to International eLearning Standard especially ADL SCORM Standard. • Research and Development of e-Learning tools for content development. NOLP focuses on Web based content authoring and managing tool, that facilitates the sharing of resource for the content developer and Content expert to work together. The
content developed by this tool must conform to SCORM Content Standard too.
• Demonstrate and develop the high-quality e-Learning content using fully interactive multimedia. By using ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development,
Implementation and Evaluation Model), the content is designed and developed focus for the target learner. • Promote the understanding and use of e-Learning Standard for developer, users and decision makers to utilize such specification for their system • Train developer to have the capability to develop the SCORM
Content Standard NOLP consists of a team of specialists who caters to institutes and corporate partner’s needs through a detailed analysis of their difficulties and problems. NOLP e-Learning Development System (NeDS) enables teams of subject-matter experts (SME) to collaborate with NOLP’s production team on large-scale courseware project over the Internet. Using NOLP’s predefined templates and central content database, NeDS helps to eliminate many imeconsuming variables found in traditional e-course development methodologies and technologies. NOLP Manager, which is a browserbased set of tools that allows organization to manage e-Learning activities and site unctions for their e-Learning site. NOLP provides Courseware Hosting, Delicate e- Campus Servers, Co-locations Services, Back up, Maintenance and Mirroring of e-Campus Server. NOLP ‘s learning infrastructure provides facilities for tudent, teacher and content provider in the main areas of creativity pplication, information access, collaboration and content tools. All NOLP & nfrastructure Ls based on learning standards such as AICC, SIP and LRN for interoperability. Key initiatives
Learning Management System (LMS)
NOLP’s LMS initiative was a flagship initiative that enables student or customers to deploy and manage all aspects of their learning needs and to assess the skills and learning needs of their employees. NOLP has developed the NOLP-LMS version 2.1 that provides an easy and dynamic mechanism for instructor to deliver learning content, manage and monitor student participation, and assess
student performances. NOLPLMSTM also handles administrative functions such as course scheduling, registration, and enrollment.
The NOLP’s LMS supports AICC
compliant interface and content adapter technology, system managed assignment, scoring and tracking of elearning content from any kinds of authoring tools which compliant to AICC. NOLP’s LMS also supports the
delivery of multiple type of learning activities with in an institution or organization including instructor-led learning, training delivered on CD-ROM or e-learning courses delivered over an organization’s intranet or internet.
The technologies incorporated in LMS support integrated management solutions that are designed to scale from one to multiple servers while maintaining centralized administration to support a large number of oncurrent
Content Authoring and Management system ( CAM) NOLP has also developed CAMS
(Content authoring and management), which is the web based software tools
for content authoring and Key features of the LMS
• Deliver and manage blended learning experiences
• User-defined hierarchical content structure
• Flexible learning sequence
• Support multiple learning sequence on single content structure
• Automatic learning evaluation with multiple grading-systems support
• Adaptive learning based on learning and testing score
• Prerequisite checking
• Classroom management with customizable schedule and seat capacity
• Support self-enrollment
• Individual and group registration
• Support bulk registration through batch file
• Support multiple-course registration
• Automatic waiting list management
• Manageable learner status and transferable learning records
• Provide course catalog and scheduling
• Support SCORM Vi .
2 conformant courses management. This software unlike other authoring tools uses Web technology. By this technology the content developer, instructional
designer, multimedia producers and subject matter experts can work together more effectively. NQLP CAMS enables the developer to create, store, assemble, manage and reuse digital learning content. CAMS provides an easy-touse environment with Template-based content creation in WYSIWYG mode. NOLP collaborative efforts NOLP has also worked closely withMinistry of Science and Technology to set up and operate the Science and Technology Knowledge Center (STKC) Project. The aims of this project is to promote Science & Technology for Thai citizen. As a part of the project, the biggest S&T portal in the country http://stkc.go.th has been set up. . The portal consist of 6 subsystems i.e. 1. Virtual Library 2. S&T Knowledge Bank 3. Forumdiscussion 4. Virtual Museum 5. e- Learning 6. eService . NOLP has been the key player to help the setup and operation of the project. For more information on NOLP visit www.Thai2Learn.com The Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand has signed a MOU with Educational Institute in Canada (Vancouver School Board – VSB and Co-operative Learning Object Exchange -CLOE at University of Waterloo) to develop ‘Learning Objects’ for Science and echnology. ‘Learning Object’ by definition is the small chunk of content that is ‘selfcontained’ i.e each learning object can be taken independently. The first pilot of the Science and technology Learning Object (STLO) Project willdevelop 70 LO in Earth Science in bilingual.