Advertisement

The Development of MOOCs in China

  • Qinhua Zheng
  • Li Chen
  • Daniel Burgos

Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 11-24
  3. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 25-35
  4. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 37-42
  5. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 43-83
  6. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 85-118
  7. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 119-147
  8. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 149-165
  9. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 167-205
  10. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 207-227
  11. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 229-244
  12. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 245-259
  13. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 261-276
  14. Qinhua Zheng, Li Chen, Daniel Burgos
    Pages 277-288

About this book

Introduction

This book aims at discussing the development of MOOCs in China in relation to MOOCs in other countries or areas. Based on the history of MOOCs, we summarize and compare the development of MOOCs in China and other countries with empirical evidence from a comprehensive investigation about MOOCs in Asian, United States, and Europe. Then we discuss about the importance of MOOCs in China and its role in the reform of higher education system, and the model of teaching and learning in China. After all, we provide suggestions about how to improve MOOCs at the national, institutional, and individual level.
In this book, we analyse and present the current construction and development of MOOCs in China from four dimensions including platforms, courses, learners, colleges and universities based on huge empirical evidence from a comprehensive investigation of 14 platforms, 42 universities, 1388 MOOCs, and 22895 learners. Our investigation mainly focused on seven topics: platform construction and operation, learner groups, curriculum organization form, teaching interaction, learning evaluation model, learning support service, and courses certification and academic score system.

Based on the investigation, we found there is an emerging trend of collaboration among government, universities and enterprise in the development of MOOCs in China, which provides great opportunities to build an innovative educational service system for all kinds of learners. We also discuss our findings in relation to the corresponding development of MOOCs in United States, Europe and other regions and then focus on the unique challenges that China faces, such as the lack of deep learning in MOOCs, the low information literacy and self-regulated learning abilities of MOOC learners, the lack of individualized support for MOOC learners, and so on. At last, this book summarizes the overall development of MOOCs in China and other countries and then put forward the future trends and suggestions in this field.

Keywords

Development of MOOCs Online Education Teaching interaction Instructional Design MOOCs in China Massive Open Online Courses Interaction Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Qinhua Zheng
    • 1
  • Li Chen
    • 2
  • Daniel Burgos
    • 3
  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  3. 3.Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR)LogroñoSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6586-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6585-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6586-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-4963
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4971
  • Buy this book on publisher's site