Chen Li, was born in May 1964 in Tianjin. She holds a doctorate and serves as a professor and doctoral candidate supervisor at BNU. She is also a BNU Vice President, an adjunct Director of the Office of Development Planning and Discipline Development and Executive Dean of the Beijing Institute for the Learning Society. She presides over arts scientific research and information systems development. Her areas of responsibility are the Social Sciences Administration Office, the Center of Information & Network Technology and the Journal of Beijing Normal University (Arts).
Chen Li studied at the Nankai Middle School, in the Nankai district of Tianjin, and later at Beijing Normal University. She has worked as League Secretary of BNU’s Department of Radio Electronics, as Vice Dean of BNU’s College of Information Science and Technology, as Vice President of the BNU Trade Union, as Party Secretary for the School of Educational Technology at BNU, and as Director of the Office of Development Planning and Discipline Development. At one point she worked as a volunteer teacher at Beijing Changping Teachers Training School. She has also been a visiting scholar at the Open University, UK, and at the Open University of Hong Kong. She serves now as a member of the University Distance Education Professional Committee of the China Association for Educational Technology, as Director of the Primary and Secondary School Computer Education Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Education, as Consultant to the Mechanism Development Group for Lifelong Education System, National Education Advisory Committee and as a Member of the Academic Committee of the China Strategy Society. She is also a member of the Expert Consultation Committee of the Beijing Modern School Network Education Institute.
Chen Li’s main courses include: remote education foundation (undergraduate), remote education professional discussion – problems and trends (Master’s degree candidate level), distance education theory and practice (at the doctoral degree candidate level). Her main research fields are teaching interaction in distance learning, distance education quality assurance and the evaluation of learning city. Among other distinctions: In 2008 she was awarded first prize in the BNU Excellent Teaching Achievement. In 2007 she placed first in the Host Teacher of National Education Network Fine Course competition. In 2006 she was the recipient of the second BNU Teaching Masters Award. In 1999 Chen Li was awarded first prize in the Distance Education Research Paper Competition