Examining issues of e-learning practices in Chinese higher education: A cross-sectional study of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

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Abstract

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 reluctance to change; and (3) over-reliance on ICT-enabled capacity for teaching and learning. Implications and future research are also discussed. Copyright © 2013 AACE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-402
JournalInternational Journal on E-Learning
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Citation

Szeto, E. (2013). Examining issues of e-learning practices in Chinese higher education: A cross-sectional study of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. International Journal on E-learning, 12(4), 383-402.

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