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Distance Education in China: Connecting Millions for Knowledge

Distance Education in China: Connecting Millions for Knowledge
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Author(s): Xiaobin Li (Faculty of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada)
Copyright: 2013
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Pages: 12
Source title: International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/jicte.2013040102

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Abstract

Chinese education has a long history, and the Chinese higher education system is the largest in the world, but distance higher education in China started later than it did in developed countries. This article provides an overview of the recent distance higher education development in China. Specifically, the article discusses the positive impact distance higher education has had and the difficulties that have to be dealt with. The potential for further developing distance education is considered. In addition, challenges are discussed, and recommendations are made to improve distance education.

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