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An Empirical Study on the Integration of MOOCs Resources and College English Education

  • Yuanbing DuanEmail author
  • Jingzheng Wang
  • Wei Zhong
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 299)

Abstract

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been rapidly increasing globally. In recent years, MOOCs and flipped classroom have drawn great attention from educators around the world. In China, these new learning models are being practiced by more and more college English teachers and students in their teaching and learning. To better understand the impact of MOOCs on current and future e-education globally, this paper reports an empirical study of Yunnan Open University (YNOU). In this study there are totally 32 teachers and 145 students answered the questionnaires, meanwhile 10 teachers randomly chosen were asked to take part in the in-depth interviews which were recorded and analyzed. The survey results demonstrate that there are some strengths and some limitations as well in using MOOCs. Five suggestions have been put forward for college English teachers and faculty members. Taking the impact of MOOCs on college English education into consideration, three stages are initiated for the construction of efficient integration of MOOCs and college English education. Furthermore, opportunities and challenges of MOOCs for traditional classroom practices and adult program management are discussed.

Keywords

MOOCs College English education Integration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yunnan Normal UniversityKunmingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Yunnan Open UniversityKunmingPeople’s Republic of China

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