Project Title: Innovation on Remote Sensing Education and Learning (IRSEL)
- Learning Remote Sensing has been an integral and important knowledge in Asia for up taking space techniques applications.
- Project is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union (EU).
- Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
- Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students.
- Full Name: Sarawut Ninsawat
- Department: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
- Designation: Assistant Professor and Degree Program Committee Chair of RSGIS
- Achievement: Doctoral of Creative Cities, Urban Information Study Course, Graduate School for Creative Cities, Osaka City University, Japan.
- Overall Keywords: “Remote Sensing for Agriculture”, “Web GIS” and “Location Based Service”
Learning Remote Sensing has been an integral and important knowledge in Asia for up taking space techniques applications. Innovation on Remote Sensing Education and Learning (IRSEL) project is co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union (EU). Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
The major aim of this project is to develop an innovative learning platform, a Learning Management System (LMS) for Asian countries such as: China and Thailand which has already relevant activity in the field of Remote Sensing (RS). Also, to foster the uptake of remote sensing applications to boost the benefits that space brings to society and the wider economy.
More specifically it is planned by improving the related education:
- By establishing Learning Remote Sensing at each Asian Universities
- By creating a Knowledge pool of high level eLearning teaching materials for a wider scientific and engineering community.
- By organizing workshops, trainings and summer school for the teaching staffs and students.
The proposed LMS would host 20 newly developed modules on remote sensing in the curricula in Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) improving the quality of higher education, delivering a background for studying the practical use of the remote sensing techniques. This would by time enhance the practical use of remote sensing on a wide range of applications serving the labor market and society. The modules are developed in AIT and will be uploaded in online Moodle and is free of cost. Therefore, anyone can have access to use these developed modules. It is said to be a Long Life Learning experience in terms of Remote Sensing and it is the reason why it is made free of cost. AIT will also be the host of this LMS for 5 years.
Objectives of the project:
Developing an innovative learning platform for Asian countries with relevant activity in the field of Remote Sensing. Based on this, the main objectives of this project are:
- To ensure researchers and academic staff in Remote Sensing and geospatial sciences for studies integrated into world-wide sustainability academia (research) community by developing learning contents on Moodle online.
- To strengthen and integrate remote sensing and geospatial science into Multi-Inter-Trans-Cross- Disciplinary sustainability studies and research of Socio-Ecological Systems.
- To enhance the role of Asian institutions in socio-ecological systems studies and researches for the benefit of Asian region.
- To promote internationalization on the relevant knowledge areas.
- To enhance international cooperation between EU and Asian universities and research institutions
This is a 3 years project started from October 2017 and will end at September 2020. This project is taking place on 8 universities; Obuda University, University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna-BOKU, Jagiellonian University, University of Twente- ITC, Fujian Normal University, Asian Institute of Technology and Khon Kaen University.
For this project, AIT has partnered with all of the 7 universities listed earlier. The main partner for this project is from Obuda University, Hungary. Also, there are 3 committee members from AIT involved in this project.
There are also few associated partners, such as: Government Office of the Capital City Budapest, Department of Geodesy, Remote Sensing and Land Offices, Hungary, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary, Yunnan Hanzhe Technology Co. Ltd., China, Southwest Forestry University, China, Mahasarakham University, Thailand and Thammasat University, Thailand.
The main project donor for this project is European Union (EU) which is 70,000 Euros. Where, approximately 15,000 Euros has been used to buy equipment’s for this project.
As this project needs regular meetings once in a week. Therefore, AIT has proffered meeting rooms for the meetings and has provided high tech computer software as well for the project.
From this project it is expected to have a development from competence: workshop on remote sensing experiences, workshop on innovative teaching/learning methodologies, training the faculty on learning management technologies.
The hardware and software infrastructure of partner Asian universities will be developed by implementing a knowledge center for the benefit of remote sensing applications, not only for IRSEL partners, but covering the interdisciplinary users.
The eLearning culture is improved by implementing the Learning Management System. It results an IT platform for acquiring and sharing knowledge; eLearning Modules, learning guides, dissemination material.
“ELearning” and “Remote Sensing” are the main research keywords for this project.