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ERIC Number: EJ834814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1065-0741
The Development of the Distance Education College of East China Normal University: A Case Study
Ye, Lixin; Su, Xiaobing; Yan, Hanbing
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v26 n2 p108-113 2009
Purpose: This paper aims to present a picture of the past and the present status of the Distance Education College (DEC) of East China Normal University (ECNU). It describes what the DEC has achieved in each phase, and probes into some essential problems that the DEC has attempted to solve. Design/methodology/approach: This article provides a comprehensive description of the development of the DEC by following a case study method. Findings: The DEC goes through three stages. In the first phase, a teacher-focused policy and disciplined management are formed. In the second phase, a quality-first policy is emphasized, and two training modes are developed: the human-centered management mode and the trainee-oriented training mode. In the third phase, the DEC initiates further innovation and uses a new platform. Practical implications: ECNU has witnessed and participated in the development of modern distance education in China. It remains successful in developing distance education. The effort made by the DEC well showcases the overall development and growth of modern distance education in China. Originality/value: This article presents the development of the DEC and will help readers understand the developmental process of distance education colleges in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China