Date: July 24, 2019
JNU Vice President Zhang Ronghua gave a keynote report titled “How to Promote the‘Golden Course' and Support the Teaching Reform in Universities: Exploration and Practices of Jinan University at the sixth MOOC Development Conference in Beijing on July 22 and 23.
This conference was jointly held by the Ministry of Education Research Center for Online Education, the National Collaborative Group on Modern Distance Education in Higher Education, and the Chinese Educational Technology Association in Higher Education. In attendance were Yu Shijie, deputy director of the research center; Xu Xiaofei, vice president of Harbin Institute of Technology; other university leaders; front-line teachers, and more than 400 representatives of enterprises.
Zhang pointed that JNU boosts distinctive characteristics of schools for overseas Chinese. It takes MOOCs – massive open online courses -- as the starting point to promote the establishment of Golden Courses, with a view to bolstering education reform. JNU launched the Open Online Course Alliance of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Colleges and Universities, which is emerging as a network to gradually enhance collaboration at all levels, including course selection, mutual recognition of credits, teacher exchange and mutual learning of operational mode in colleges and universities to promote the development of higher education clusters in the Greater Bay Area.
Zhang systematically introduced JNU's major measures in the construction and application of Golden Courses. Based on the online open courses, JNU is seeking to press ahead its construction as a double first-class university; strengthen experimental teaching, particularly in virtual simulation; reinforce innovation and start-up education; and build WE creative teaching space, in which they can learn from one another in operational mode. To facilitate the construction and application of Golden Courses, ramp up teaching quality and promote the leap-forward development of teaching, JNU will set up a Small Private Online Course (SPOC) teaching practice project to beef up innovative application of MOOCs, advance balanced development of multi-campus teaching, and roll out collaborative teaching between schools and enterprises. JNU will also implement MOOC live-stream teaching and lead the launch of the online open course alliance.
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