Online Learning Update

December 31, 2011

Online learning courses get high marks in China

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Zhang Yue and Guo Shuhan (China Daily)

On Nov 9, 18 Chinese universities quickly moved to offer distance-learning courses to the public. It is the latest effort by the Ministry of Education to enable college students across the country to access lectures from top scholars. Of the first batch of 20 courses, most featured humanities subjects and are available on NetEase, China Network Television (CNTV) and Up to 100 online open courses will be offered by the end of the year, and as many as 1,000 courses will be available by the end of 2015, the ministry says. Cyberspace lectures have gained in popularity in China over the past two or three years, relying mainly on courses from foreign universities, subtitled in Chinese.

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