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Five Open Online Courses Launched In 2017

Translator: 国际交流与合作处 Editor: release date :2018-01-09

Academic English for Graduate Students headed by Prof. Zhang Shanglian has been launched, making it the fifth open online course in full operation in 2017. The other courses are  Microsoft Office Software Training, Engineering Graphics, Advanced Mathematics Exercises, and Essentials of Modern & Contemporary History of China. And a total of 27,707 students signed up for these five courses.

 In order to build the XuetangX MOOC platform of HEBUT and the Cloud Classroom of HEBUT, The Modern Educational Technology Center of HEBUT have sent 33 faulty members to participate in relevant trainings. The Center also consulted some well-known experts of XuetangX, founded by Tsinghua university, in regard to curriculum design, techniques in presentation and recording, etc. The platform is built both with our own characteristics and in accordance with the national standards for high-quality open online courses. In the meantime, the Center worked with XutangX.COM, CHAOXING.COM and ZHIHUISHU.COM for high-quality services and technical support for the open online courses.

In addition, the Center has hosted four seminars on blending pedagogical methods and over 200 faculty members attended the seminars. It also set up 32 pilot projects throughout the campus raised the payment for the related workload by 3 to 4 times, thus encouraging teachers to build and use the open online courses.

Up to now, there are five open online courses available and eight more are under construction.

Translated by Sun Meng, revised and proofread by Shi Gengshan