Partners: Global Network


Tamkang University (TKU) – Taiwan

Our first international collaboration is operated by the College of Education at Tamkang University (TKU), in Damsui, Taiwan. The E-learning Usability Testing Lab, coordinated by Dr. Chun-Yi Shen and staffed by TKU graduate students, provides services to clients at TKU and other educational institutions and companies throughout Taiwan. Faculty and staff in Missouri and Taiwan work together on joint service and research projects, focusing on cross-cultural topics.

Thailand Cyber University (TCU)

In cooperation with the IE Lab, Thailand Cyber University (TCU) works to improve the usability of existing and new online courseware being developed at TCU. A consortium of 27 universities, TCU was created to serve as a means to centralize and distribute online courses offered in Thailand.

East China Normal University (ECNU)

The IE Lab is partnering with the Distance Education College at East China Normal University (ECNU) to develop and undertake collaborative research and service projects. In 2008, ECNU opened the ECNU-MU Joint Lab of Usability Engineering. The laboratory has been used for a number of usability projects related to distance education by faculty and staff.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Singapore

NTU’s Centre for Educational Development (CED) has developed a new usability laboratory and assigned two staff members whose responsibility is to identify and create usability studies for faculty online course content and distance education courses. IE Lab faculty and graduate students have the opportunity to collaborate with NTU peers to develop joint research projects using data collected in the CED laboratory. CED and the IE Lab are sharing operational procedures and processes for continuous quality improvement.

E-Knowledge NGO (MeK) – Mongolia

In 2009, the IE Lab entered into its fifth partnership with the Mongolian e-knowledge NGO (MeK). This partnership initiated with a presentation from the Chairperson of MeK, Ms. Tsetseg-Ulzii Yadamsuren who provided to informational presentations on the general campus and a needs assessment on the e-knowledge projects for the campus. MeK has just begun their first offering of elearning courses in Instructional Design and initiates a collaborative research project with MU on e-learning usability evaluation