Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology, EIMT 2024, March 29–31, 2024, Wuhan, China

Research Article

MOOC Alliances of China: Organization and Practices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347647,
        author={Qingqing  Liu and Qiping  Yang and Shuxiao  Xie and Chang  Cao},
        title={MOOC Alliances of China: Organization and Practices},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Educational Innovation and Multimedia Technology, EIMT 2024, March 29--31, 2024, Wuhan, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={EIMT},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={mooc alliances of china; organization; practices; qualitative study},
        doi={10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347647}
    }
    
  • Qingqing Liu
    Qiping Yang
    Shuxiao Xie
    Chang Cao
    Year: 2024
    MOOC Alliances of China: Organization and Practices
    EIMT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.29-3-2024.2347647
Qingqing Liu1, Qiping Yang1, Shuxiao Xie1,*, Chang Cao1
  • 1: Network and Educational Technology Center Jinan University
*Contact email: 271315786@qq.com

Abstract

In 2013, MOOC were introduced to China, instigating the formation of MOOC alliances among various colleges and universities. The MOOC alliances have significantly contributed to the promotion of online education and the development of MOOC worldwide, establishing a unique ecosystem for MOOC with Chinese characteristics. Despite their significance, comprehensive literature on the MOOC alliances remains scarce. This paper offers an exhaustive analysis of the evolution of MOOC alliances in China, drawing upon both documents from the Ministry of Education of China and data from 27 distinct MOOC alliances. Grounded Theory is employed to analyze the organization and operational practices of the MOOC alliances. The study highlights the significant changes in higher education precipitated by the initiatives of MOOC alliances. It concludes that the MOOC alliances in China have evolved into a systematic institutional system of work. The paper further proposes that the next phase for the MOOC alliances should be to support the digital transformation of higher education.