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A Sustainability Assessment on Sino-Foreign Cooperative Design Major and an Appraisal of the Innovative Application of MOOCS

Volume 14, Number 1, January 2018, pp. 37-47
DOI: 10.23940/ijpe.18.01.p5.3747

Tiejun Zhua, Michael Berryb

aArt School, Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu, 241000, China
bEnglish Language Centre, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, 241000, L69 7ZX, United Kingdom

(Submitted on October 20, 2017; Revised on December 17, 2017; Accepted on December 24, 2017)


In the recent advocated reform of education and teaching by China’s education ministry, the MOOCS teaching concept and mode is widely used in higher education teaching systems. This paper focuses on the Sino-foreign cooperative design major and examines its unique curriculum, teaching system, talent cultivation and other characteristics, through the selection of different levels and different types of representative colleges and universities and Sino-foreign cooperative design majors. Utilizing varieties of methods including questionnaire investigation, face-to-face interview and discussion, statistical analysis, long-term tracking research and so on, this paper aims to research, analyze, demonstrate and reveal the effects of introducing MOOCS mechanisms in education. The teaching of the Sino-foreign cooperative design major, especially points to embodied advantages and disadvantages to show its reliability, performability and existing risks. The paper puts forward suggestions for improvement; countermeasures and sustainability assessments so as to further improve and optimize MOOCS, deepen application and better promote the reform of education and teaching in the corresponding fields in China.


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