Open Educational Resources in the People’s Republic of China: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects for Development
IITE has published a new analytical survey “Open Educational Resources in the People’s Republic of China: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects for Development” prepared by Chunyan Wang and Guodong Zhao. It is based on the review of relevant academic research and concepts related to the open educational content as applied to the Chinese context. The study contains analysis of the technological prerequisites for the use of ICT in the higher education of China, governmental and institutional support to the promotion of OER that ensured successful implementation of major OER projects in China, legal and copyright perspectives with regard to OER as well as the summary of solutions proposed by the Creative Commons China Mainland. The authors have analyzed the importance of OER to meet the challenges faced by the educational system; educators’ attitude towards OER; obstacles to a wider development and use of OER as well as the measures to be taken in the areas of financing, technology and infrastructure, quality assurance and sustainability, public awareness and promotion, pedagogy, etc.