Chinese Higher Education Reform Under the Wave of MOOC

Yanmei LIU


The upsurge of MOOC is exerting a huge impact on traditional higher education. It is regarded as a revolutionary power and may subvert or replace the traditional way of teaching and learning. This article gives a comprehensive analysis of MOOC by examining the pros and cons of MOOC and puts forward a new model—blended teaching and learning based on SPOC to reform Chinese higher education under the wave of MOOC.


Chinese higher education; MOOC; Blended teaching and learning; SPOC

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