An overview of e-learning in China: History, challenges and opportunities

Resource type
Journal Article
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Title
An overview of e-learning in China: History, challenges and opportunities
Abstract
The Chinese government has attached great importance to the development of e-learning since its emergence in the 1990s. As a consequence of the implementation of a series of policies, China has made significant achievements in the e-learning arena with respect to infrastructure construction, production of resources, academic education, non-academic training, and education for disadvantaged groups. However, due to the constraints of China’s traditional culture, information literacy, and educational mechanisms, challenges have emerged in the implementation of e-learning that need urgently to be addressed. As e-learning in China continues to grow, major research areas such as students’ and teachers’ perspectives on developments in e-learning, teachers’ pedagogical capacity and ongoing professional development in e-learning settings, and the production of more convenient and useful e-learning resources, are likely to be topics of continuing research interest.
Publication
Research in Comparative and International Education
Volume
13
Issue
1
Pages
195-210
Date
March 1, 2018
Journal Abbr
Research in Comparative and International Education
Language
en
ISSN
1745-4999
Short Title
An overview of e-learning in China
Accessed
02/09/2021, 14:09
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SAGE Journals
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Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation
Wang, Y., Liu, X., & Zhang, Z. (2018). An overview of e-learning in China: History, challenges and opportunities. Research in Comparative and International Education, 13(1), 195–210. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745499918763421