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Since 2006 the Open Schools Project has been working with the Ministry of Education to help teachers at higher education institutions build up their own technological skills in order to pass on those lessons to their students.

So far there are nine schools, both private and public, which are involved with the program. The idea of Open Schools is to “develop e-learning capacity skills for education institutions”, said Kong Sidaroth, who has been co-director of the project since its inception.

One of the main goals of the program is the integration of the Moodl course management system into universities, which allows students and professors to view and share documents online. Open Schools translated the system into Khmer and has been holding workshops at particpating universities to train educators in how to use it.

Sidaroth said that although there is interest in launching Moodl at additional universities, they do not have the financial capacity to purchase the necessary computers and servers. “It will be a five- or 10- year process at some schools, but e-learning is very important for the future of Cambodian universities,” said Kong Sidaroth.

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