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General Education in the MOOC Era

Zhai Zhiyong   

  1. Law School, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100191, China
  • Received:2015-01-04 Online:2015-09-25 Published:2015-09-25


General education, the contemporary continuation of classical liberal education, aims to develop responsible people, citizens of the modern society and high-quality professionals. Because of the particularity of university education, there is a huge gap between the idea and practice of general education. MOOC provides a new opportunity to solve these problems. Part of the curriculum of general education can be learned on MOOC, and flipped classroom can be carried out by use of MOOC, which will help the transformation of general education from teaching knowledge to cultivating human beings. With the further improvement of MOOC, MOOC schools and credit courses will further enrich the general education resources, so as to establish a new general education model in the digital era.

Key words: general education, liberal education, MOOC, flipped classroom, MOOC school

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