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Evaluating Quality of Networked Education via Learning Action Analysis

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 56)

Abstract

While networked education systems move at a very fast pace recent years, efficiency and quality of such education model receive much attention. On the basis of networked co-learning system establishment and experience in a large famous university, the authors present criteria to evaluate the quality of education and propose a learning action analysis method for the evaluation. Such method can be used to indicate the status of collaboration in co-learning environment and find out the potential problem during the learning progress.

Keywords

networked education quality of education learning action analysis online co-learning system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bin Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer Science & Information EngineeringZhejiang Gongshang UniversityHangzhouChina

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