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Learning by Multimedia and Multimodality: Some Critical Reflections on Web-Based Courseware Design in the Chinese Context<sup>1</sup>

Gu Yueguo

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/9789622098671.003.0003
Learning by Multimedia and Multimodality: Some Critical Reflections on Web-Based Courseware Design in the Chinese Context1

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This chapter provides some critical reflections on Web-based courseware design in the last five years in China in general, and at the Beiwai Institute of Online Education in particular. It explains the six types of designs identified and provides concrete examples of them. It suggests that a holistic approach to Web-based courseware design, such as an ecological approach, holds the key to successful design.

Keywords: courseware design; Web-based education; China; Bewai Institute; online education

Chapter.  6241 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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