December 10, 2015.Beijing. Today, Coursera published its first survey on the learning outcomes of online course learners, based on responses from Chinese learners who have completed the online open classes. Coursera is the world's largest open online education platform, with 17 million registered learners all over the world and more than 1 million users in China. The survey aimed to understand the motivation and achievements of learners who have completed large scale MOOCs.
The open education teaching model embodies the quasi-separation of teaching and learning. The students use a variety of cooperative learning methods to study knowledge and skills through sharing and mutual assistance. However, this new teaching model of obtaining teaching resources and carrying out the teaching process through interaction between tutors and students across different spaces and time means that tutors easily develop a sense of loneliness.
A class tutor is the leader, organizer, and educator of a class, as well as a right-hand man and backbone of the school leadership in their work. I have worked as a class tutor at the Radio and TV University (RTVU) for over 20 years and served as a class tutor of full and part-time classes for 18 years.
The course is of moderate difficulty with strong practicability and authority. By taking this course, learners can hope to fully understand the teachers’ work and their different roles in online tutoring, as well as the problems tutors might run into and the related solution methods and skills. In addition, learners will study various skills used to strengthen online interactions and experience the different communication styles that teachers employ when tutoring students. Through studying this course, one's faith in online tutoring shall be greatly increased and effective methods and techniques will be acquired.
How has community education in China developed over the past 30 years? Are the communities themselves satisfied with community education? What are people’s expectations for community education? How should community education develop in the future?
Every teacher and every student is certainly familiar with the concept of learning assessment as a crucial part of course teaching and learning. It is said that learning assessment is the baton for conducting teaching and learning and it is also said that learning assessment is a measuring instrument to judge the effect of the teacher’s work as well as the results of the students’ learning.
The Chinese nation is one of the nations in the world that attaches the greatest importance to education. Ancient education in China can be traced back to very early times. Every kind and level of school was already regularized and institutionalized from the central government to the local authorities, and of these the highest educational institutions established in the capital city received the greatest attention. So what is the name of the highest education institution in ancient China?
I. Serving agriculture, rural development, and farmers is the top priority.
Hunan is a province with a large population mainly engaged in agriculture. Of its population numbering 67.372 million, 50.7% are farmers. As far as Hunan’s future is concerned, the focus is on rural development, the foundation is agriculture, and the key is farmers.