Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blended Learning in China

Ms. Chen WANG of Beihang University (Beijing), will speak on "Blended Learning in China" at the Australian National University in Canberra, 3:30pm, 20 September 2011 in the famous room N101:

ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science

Blended Learning in China

Ms. Chen WANG (Beihang University in Beijing, China)


DATE: 2011-09-20
TIME: 15:30:00 - 16:30:00
LOCATION: CSIT Seminar Room, N101, Computer Science & Information Technology Building

This seminar describes the development of blended learning in China, also including the impact of Chinese culture and information technology development in Chinese higher education.

Blended learning is attracting a lot of attention in the English speaking world and some Asian countries, but there is less information about the use of blended learning in China. Most education research and open education resources are published in Chinese so it is difficult for English speakers to learn about current state of the system. In this talk we will give an overview of some government initiatives in blended learning as well as highlight some of the key players in education research and innovation in China. We will also introduce some successful stories from different point of view.

Ms. Chen WANG is a PHD student whose specialty is Education Technology. She majored in information management as an undergraduate and software engineering as Master degree. She worked in a university in Beijing and then found her interests in applying information and communication technology in higher education, so she decided to quit her job and become a full-time PHD student. Ms. Chen WANG was also a United Nations Volunteer to upgrade an online platform of Beijing volunteering management.

Ms. Chen WANG is interested in blended learning, so has come to ANU or three months to learn more from the Engineering Hubs and Spokes Project. Her supervisor is Dr. Kim Blackmore.

1 comment:

Tom Worthington said...

Ms. Chen WANG's 3:30pm seminar has been rescheduled to 4pm, 30 minutes later.