A study of barriers to online learning in distance education in China
Wang, Qifu (2013) A study of barriers to online learning in distance education in China. EdD thesis, University of Nottingham.
China's 'Modern Distance Education' is a government-led initiative prompted by the need to widen access to higher education and by the opportunities offered by the development of a widespread infrastructure of information and communications technologies. Distance education using television, radio and other technologies has a long history in China, but the advent of computer communications opened new possibilities for promoting educational development and the policy goal of modernisation.
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