Online-to-Offline Teaching Reform in China: Outcomes-based Education

Muqiang Zheng, Chien Chi Chu, Yenchun Jim Wu

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With the continuous development and penetration of the Internet, there have been vast amounts of changes to the traditional method of classroom teaching. The massive open online course (MOOC) shows a significant combination of network information technology and educational resources. However, in order to make up for the disadvantages which occur when making transition from classroom to online learning such as ‘large-scale’ and ʼno feedback’, the Online-to-Offline (O2O) mode was created and developed. Using the course of ‘microeconomics’ taught by Chinese university professors as a reference, this chapter aims at explaining the course design and innovation which is a modification of the outcomes-based education (OBE) theory, the introduction of O2O teaching reform and application. The process is carried out by firstly setting the expected learning goal of this course on the basis of the OBE educational goal of the university, college and the major; secondly, designing this course with ‘online 311 class’ and ‘offline 271 course’; thirdly, implementing the O2O teaching model; and lastly, evaluating the teaching result in order to provide some enlightenment for the tryout of ‘MOOC+O2O’ and OBE theory under the Internet background.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Future of Innovation and Technology in Education
Subtitle of host publicationPolicies and Practices for Teaching and Learning Excellence
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781787565555
ISBN (Print)9781787565562
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1


  • Online-to-Offline mode
  • Small private online course
  • ability cultivation
  • education reform
  • flipped classroom
  • outcomes-based education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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