On 22 January 2008, the Ministry of Education cooperated with Open Institute had launched ceremony of the Khmer language ICT textbook for schools and teacher training institutes, and inauguration of the Low Cost Computing Research Laboratory for Education under the framework of ICT Master Plan Development at National Institute of Education and presided by H.E Im Sethy, Secretary of State, Ministry of Education Youth and Sport.
The new ICT Textbook is the new reference ICT textbook for all schooling levels, teacher training institutions, and the administration of MoEYS. Its distribution to all of the marks the end of the first stage of Open School Program. Teachers from all upper secondary schools that has computers-as well as educators from all teacher training centers-have already been trained to teach Khmer Language computer application.
The Low Cost Computing Research Laboratory for Education is the first one – worldwide – to look specifically at the issue of sustainability of school facilities in developing countries. It will analyze the costs of software, hardware, electricity, maintenance and training of teachers.
H.E. Im Sethy, Secretary of State, Ministry of Education
There are a thousand participants attended this ceremony.
Khmer Language ICT Texbook.
Low Cost Computing LAB.