Blended formats in open courses: Exploring Chinese and Foreign collaborative instruction

Thursday May 5th, 2016, 7:00 PM(GMT 8)
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Presenter: Li Yuan; Facilitator: Xibin Han

Li Yuan

Dr. Li Yuan, Senior Research Fellow at University of Bolton and Learning Technology Advisor at Cetis (Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards). She has been involved in the British and European innovative technology research project. She is a member of EU-funded educational technology research and development program, like “TEL-Map”, “LACE” and “RAGE”, and leads the design and implementation of open education resources (OER), online education and educational technology innovation program in multiple British higher education institutions. Her reports, MOOCs and Open Education: implications for higher education and Beyond MOOCs: Sustainable Online Learning in Institutions, provide significant implications for higher education stakeholders and policy-makers in Britain concerning the latest development of MOOCs and open online learning.

Dr. Yuan will address the influence and impact of open online learning, featuring MOOCs, on traditional higher education institutions. Also, based on the blended teaching practices collaboratively administrated by Chinese and British higher education institutions, she will guide us in an explorative tour of theoretical framework, technical support, and pedagogical innovations about open online learning in higher education.

Facilitator: Xibin Han

Xibin Han

Dr. Han is the Associate Research Fellow and Associate Dean of College of Educational Research at Tsinghua University. His research focuses on theory, methodology, and technology speaking to online education, blended pedagogy, and digitized learning environment. He spent 17 years in developing the Tsinghua Education Online (THEOL) which has been widely used in more than 400 institutions in China. Dr. Han is a specialist in the blended teaching program of UNESCO and his contribution has significantly pushed the reform of blended teaching in Chinese higher education institutions forward.

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