BNU "Study on a Development Strategy for E-learning Materials in China" Highly Regarded by Relevant Departments
On the morning of March 6, 2011, the BNU research team involved in the project, "Study on a Development Strategy for E-learning Materials in China," as assigned by the Ministry of Education, conducted an in-depth informal discussion with visiting leaders. Visitors included Li Yong-sheng, the Deputy Director of the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Liu Sheng-quan, minister of the Beijing Cultural and Creative Industries Promotion Center, and Yang De-jun, Director of the Curriculum Center of the Beijing Educational Science Academy, among others. The meeting was chaired by Professor Huang Rong-huai, Deputy Minister of the Faculty of Education. Participating in the discussion were Dr. Chen Guang and Dr. Zhang Jin-bao, professors at the School of Educational Technology and core members of the project team, Gong Chao-hua, a doctoral candidate in Educational Technology, and Dr. Li Qian and chief inspector Zhang Hong-bo of the E-learning and Education Service Engineering Research Center (ELESERC), which operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Education.
It was reported that after tireless effort by the team, the project has made great progress. Dr. Chen Guang conveyed preliminary results to the participating leaders on behalf of the project group. After reviewing and combing through the development history of the e-book and e-learning materials and after analyzing and assessing the actual needs of basic education, a framework was proposed for the development of e-learning materials. Specifically, essential features were suggested: five forms, six auxiliary features, seven application recommendations, and eight core issues regarding e-learning materials.
Next, Dr. Zhang Jin-bao, representing Professor Huang Rong-huai, introduced the basic content of the major issue, "Study on the Development Technology and Suitability of E-learning Materials," sponsored by the BNU independent research fund. Through rigorous cognitive, health, and education experiments, the project has focused mainly on key technologies in the design and development of e-learning materials and on developing e-learning materials for primary and secondary school experimentation, so as to provide a reliable research report for education authorities and educators.
In the free discussion section of the meeting, project leaders affirmed the importance of the study of e-learning materials and praised the work done by the project team. They also offered constructive comments for future work and said they would continue to pay close attention to the project. They said they hoped that in the meanwhile the project group could give full play to a development strategy for e-learning materials for basic education as well as explore issues related to e-development for basic education in Beijing. They also noted that they believe the project group can support the project goals and cooperate substantially to promote basic education and the cultural and creative arenas in Beijing.