The Development of Open Online Courses in China

Authors

  • Jiayu OuYang Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Fei Feng
  • Qiong Wang
  • Mengyuan Hu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v16i2.5719

Keywords:

China, Higher Education, Open Online Courses; MOOCs; Development Stages; Blended Learning

Abstract

In 2023, China leads the world in  the number of Open Online Courses (OOC, over 64500) and learners (over 1.88 billion). In this article, we provide a brief review of the development of OOCs in China and outline the current situation of Chinese OOC focusing  on learning platforms, course size and structure, and micro-credential courses. We also summarize the development and application of OOC in China  focusing on national policy guidance, the organizational structure of OOCs, different modes of OOC development, and the establishment of a standardized quality assurance system. We also discuss the OOC credit recognition, blended learning, and multi-school collaborative teaching. Finally, we consider the future development trend of OOCs in China from the perspective of improving  digital teaching literacy of instructors and expanding international exchange and cooperation.

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Published

2024-05-22

How to Cite

OuYang, J., Feng, F., Wang, Q., & Hu, M. (2024). The Development of Open Online Courses in China. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 16(2). https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v16i2.5719

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Empirical Article