e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 5th EAI International Conference, eLEOT 2019, Kunming, China, August 18–19, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

An Empirical Study on the Integration of MOOCs Resources and College English Education

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-35095-6_17,
        author={Yuanbing Duan and Jingzheng Wang and Wei Zhong},
        title={An Empirical Study on the Integration of MOOCs Resources and College English Education},
        proceedings={e-Learning, e-Education, and Online Training. 5th EAI International Conference, eLEOT 2019, Kunming, China, August 18--19, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={MOOCs College English education Integration},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-35095-6_17}
    }
    
  • Yuanbing Duan
    Jingzheng Wang
    Wei Zhong
    Year: 2019
    An Empirical Study on the Integration of MOOCs Resources and College English Education
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-35095-6_17
Yuanbing Duan1,*, Jingzheng Wang2, Wei Zhong1
  • 1: Yunnan Normal University
  • 2: Yunnan Open University
*Contact email: yuanbingduan@qq.com

Abstract

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been rapidly increasing globally. In recent years, MOOCs and flipped classroom have drawn great attention from educators around the world. In China, these new learning models are being practiced by more and more college English teachers and students in their teaching and learning. To better understand the impact of MOOCs on current and future e-education globally, this paper reports an empirical study of Yunnan Open University (YNOU). In this study there are totally 32 teachers and 145 students answered the questionnaires, meanwhile 10 teachers randomly chosen were asked to take part in the in-depth interviews which were recorded and analyzed. The survey results demonstrate that there are some strengths and some limitations as well in using MOOCs. Five suggestions have been put forward for college English teachers and faculty members. Taking the impact of MOOCs on college English education into consideration, three stages are initiated for the construction of efficient integration of MOOCs and college English education. Furthermore, opportunities and challenges of MOOCs for traditional classroom practices and adult program management are discussed.