Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

E‐learning in China

E‐learning in China Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to set the context for the papers in this Special Issue, which explore the state of e‐learning in China. It introduces relevant topics such as the imbalanced development between the Eastern developed region and the Western undeveloped region and the fact that a large number of students who graduate from senior secondary schools cannot go to reputable universities, which drive the development of e‐learning in China. With rapid economic development, China now has the ability to provide better infrastructure and other necessary conditions for schools and universities. E‐learning is believed to be a promising approach since it offers students ways to interact with experienced teachers or professors. The Chinese government has initiated a number of national projects to set up or upgrade the infrastructure in schools, and a number of Chinese online schools and distance education colleges have been established to offer various e‐learning programs. Design/methodology/approach – This article introduces the case studies that comprise this special issue on e‐learning in China. Findings – The use of information and communication technologies in education is at different stages in China. This review presents a clear picture on the development of e‐learning in China and the challenges it currently faces. Practical implications – The paper summarizes the form of e‐learning form China. This information is useful for policymakers, administrators and teachers. Originality/value – The state of e‐learning in China is under‐represented in Western educational technology journals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Campus-Wide Information Systems Emerald Publishing

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/e-learning-in-china-QkvZaeiqUX

References (4)

Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1065-0741
DOI
10.1108/10650740910946783
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to set the context for the papers in this Special Issue, which explore the state of e‐learning in China. It introduces relevant topics such as the imbalanced development between the Eastern developed region and the Western undeveloped region and the fact that a large number of students who graduate from senior secondary schools cannot go to reputable universities, which drive the development of e‐learning in China. With rapid economic development, China now has the ability to provide better infrastructure and other necessary conditions for schools and universities. E‐learning is believed to be a promising approach since it offers students ways to interact with experienced teachers or professors. The Chinese government has initiated a number of national projects to set up or upgrade the infrastructure in schools, and a number of Chinese online schools and distance education colleges have been established to offer various e‐learning programs. Design/methodology/approach – This article introduces the case studies that comprise this special issue on e‐learning in China. Findings – The use of information and communication technologies in education is at different stages in China. This review presents a clear picture on the development of e‐learning in China and the challenges it currently faces. Practical implications – The paper summarizes the form of e‐learning form China. This information is useful for policymakers, administrators and teachers. Originality/value – The state of e‐learning in China is under‐represented in Western educational technology journals.

Journal

Campus-Wide Information SystemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 27, 2009

Keywords: Distance learning; E‐learning; China

There are no references for this article.