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Vocational Education Paradigm Transformation Through Information Technology: An Innovation Case Study of China

Vocational Education Paradigm Transformation Through Information Technology: An Innovation Case Study of China
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Author(s): Jingyuan Zhao (Department of Political Science and Department of Geography, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 15
Source title: Collaborative Convergence and Virtual Teamwork for Organizational Transformation
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Jingyuan Zhao (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4891-2.ch013

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Abstract

The advancement in information technology has transformed the world. There has been a tremendous impact of information technology on contemporary vocational education. This chapter highlights the impact of information technology on vocational education paradigm in China. In general, education paradigm has gone through three stages: empirical imitation education, computer-aided education, and data-driven education. China's vocational education is experiencing a transformation of paradigm from teaching support to learning support. This work is focused on how to construct a learning support paradigm in China's vocational education system through information technology. The Open University of China creating an innovative approach to learning support paradigm is discussed and three key elements of strategy for constructing a learning support paradigm of vocational education through information technology are presented in the chapter.

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