TECH China tops world in open online courses

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China tops world in open online courses

Xinhua

12:23, April 10, 2019

China has over 200 million people taking massive open online courses (MOOC), leading the world in both the number and the scale of application of such courses.

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This was announced at the China MOOC Conference held in Beijing on Tuesday.

With more than 12,500 courses, China has built an extensive MOOC network offering a wide range of courses across the disciplines over the past six years.

More than 1,000 universities and colleges have opened such courses. Among them, over 200 high-quality courses can be found on MOOC platforms in the United States, Britain, France, Spain and the Republic of Korea.

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At Tuesday's conference, Vice Education Minister Zhong Denghua presented credentials to providers of "excellent online courses."

A declaration was issued at the conference, pledging to uphold the principles of fairness, inclusiveness, service, innovation and cooperation in developing China's MOOCs.

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