Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2020, Page: 26-33
Strategies for College Teachers Development in the Era of MOOC
Zhou Junhua, Shanghai Branch, Higher Education Press, Beijing, China
Guo Peng, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Received: Mar. 17, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 9, 2020;       Published: May 14, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20200502.12      View  176      Downloads  78
Abstract
The rapid popularization of "MOOC" (short for Massive Open Online Courses) around the world has brought college teachers abundant high-quality education resources and a lot of opportunities to display their talent, which has broadened their horizon on the teaching reform as well. MOOC has also brought a lot of challenges to college teacher’s academic authority and innovation ability. College teachers should not stand still or refuse to make progress. Only by following the trend of big data era, cultivating innovation consciousness, keeping life-long learning, and especially improving information literacy, can the teachers transform resource advantages of MOOC into practicable advantages in their teaching. The development of modern educational technology has a profound impact on teaching. On the one hand, it promotes the reform of teaching methods, optimizes the teaching process, improves the teaching efficiency, and changes the teaching strategies and modes. On the other hand, it also changes the learning environment, improves learning approach, and effectively promotes personalized learning. Teaching is a creative activity, in this process, whether the teacher can reasonably and creatively use modern educational technology has become one of the key factors to improve the quality of teaching. Technological disadvantage and lack of teachers’ capability will limit the development of online education. Therefore, it is necessary to further strengthen the research on the application of big data in education, and cultivate special interdisciplinary talents, so as to realize the educational ideal of “teaching students according to their aptitude” as soon as possible. Online education does have some advantages that traditional education cannot match, but we should not blindly overthrow the traditional education system or try to replace it with online education. Online education has actually incomparable advantages over traditional education, but it should be positioned as an important supplement to traditional education, because face-to-face communication between people is still playing an important part of education, and the teacher’s guidance to students is still playing a key role in teaching as well. We should not blindly pursue technology, but should adhere to the essence of education. Integration of online and offline teaching will promote the development of education.
Keywords
MOOC, Online Course, Online Education, Educational Technology, Teacher Development
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Zhou Junhua, Guo Peng, Strategies for College Teachers Development in the Era of MOOC, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 26-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20200502.12
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