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School of Information and Communication

The Department of Information Technology was founded in June, 1985 and currently it has three full-time undergraduate programs and a pilot interdisciplinary program, which are Instructional Technology, Electronic and Information Engineering, Digital Media Technology, and Journalism and Information Technology. IT Department also offers two master’s programs, namely Instructional Technology, Circuits and Systems, and two doctoral programs in Instructional Technology and Information Science and Technology. The Department is authorized by the Ministry of Education to offer Ed. D degree courses in Instructional Technology and Ed. M degree courses in Instructional Technology for teachers in higher education and K-12 schools.


With great efforts during the past two decades, IT department has built a strong faculty with high quality in academics and research, including 12 professors, 15 associate professors, 16 assistant professors, among whom there are 6 PhD supervisors and 18 master supervisors. More than 70 percent of our faculty hold a PhD degree.


IT Department has four teaching and research sections with the respective focuses on instructional technology theories, educational information processing, digital media technology, and electronic technology. The department also has three research institutions, which are Institute of Instructional Technology, Institute of Information Technology Education, and Institute of Communications and Electronic Applications. The foundation of National Engineering Research Center for E-Learning at CCNU is based on the Instructional Technology program in IT Department. The Teaching Laboratory of Instructional Technology Program in the Department is qualified as Hubei Provincial Demonstration Center for Teaching of Experiment and the United Laboratory for Social Sciences and Humanities based on diverse resources in social sciences and humanities across CCNU is qualified as National Demonstration Center for Teaching of Experiment. Digital Media Technology program is included in the Program of Human Resource Development for Emerging Strategic Industries of Hubei Province.


The advanced instruments of laboratory center in IT Department include virtual studio, micro-computers, electronic equipment, video equipment and network equipment, with the total sum of more than 1, 000 pieces (sets). The collection in department library contains more than 10, 000 books and over 200 journals both in Chinese and foreign languages as well as powerful search and delivery service of huge digital resources.


Instructional Technology program of the Department is a key program of Hubei province and a national special program. In Instructional Technology program, educational information resources design and development, principles and technologies of distance education, instructional system design and educational information technology have gained national influence. The Department has become an important institution for the training of professionals in educational information technology, electronic and information engineering, and digital media technology.


Four courses developed by the faculty of IT Department are rated National Excellent Courses, and three Provincial Excellent Courses. The Teaching Team of Instructional Technology Core Curriculums is among the first excellent teaching teams of CCNU, and the teaching efforts are honored by two national rewards.


In recent years, the Department has gained grants from National Key Technology R&D Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science, and so on. In these days, the faculty of IT Department has published more than 50 books and over 100 articles indexed by SCI, EI, and ISTP or in the top journals of related fields, gained more than 100 software copyright and invention patents, and won several national or provincial rewards for research findings.


The mission of IT Department is educating students for the world, preparing them for future success, and developing their comprehensive ability. Many undergraduates won rewards associated with Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest, and National English Contest for College Students. The employment rate of graduates is more than 95% and they have gained the praise from the employers. Many master theses have won national and provincial rewards. The Star Service Team, a college youth volunteer organization, has been awarded National Excellent Group in Social Practice Service.

Website: http://it.ccnu.edu.cn/


Note:* School of Information and Communication will be reorganized by combining the Department of Information Technology and Department of Journalism, which at present belongs to School of Chinese Language of Literature.


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