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e-Learning in Higher Education in China: An Overview

Kang Feiyu and Song Gilsun

in e-Learning Initiatives in China

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098671
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098671.003.0002
e-Learning in Higher Education in China: An Overview

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This chapter provides background information on e-learning in China, focusing primarily on its historical development and current scope. It identifies the factors that have influenced the development of the current e-learning systems and evaluates the impact of the recent massive growth in numbers of Internet and online users on learning support and government guidance. It discusses the main problems of the existing e-learning system that are now being addressed and explains that the term e-learning in China is very closely associated with the Chinese government's concept of modern distance education.

Keywords: e-learning; China; Internet users; learning support; government guidance; distance education

Chapter.  8519 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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