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ERIC Number: EJ1017158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Examining Issues of E-Learning Practices in Chinese Higher Education: A Cross-Sectional Study of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Szeto, Elson
International Journal on E-Learning, v12 n4 p383-402 Sep 2013
Empirical studies of e-learning practices in Chinese higher education are still controversial. Shared Chinese beliefs in education, moving towards mass higher education for global competitiveness and improving e-readiness levels press for ubiquitous use of e-learning in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. This is a small-scale case study using a qualitative, cross-sectional approach to examining issues related to the practices involved in transforming the higher education of these three places. The findings enrich the understandings and extend the theoretical underpinnings of e-learning in terms of institutional settings, pedagogic responses to change and information and communication technologies (ICT) enabled capacity in education. Results show that (1) e-learning policy and practices were not explicitly integrated (2) faculties were reluctant to change; and (3) over-reliance on ICT-enabled capacity for teaching and learning. Implications and future research are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Hong Kong; Taiwan
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A