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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(2): 132-136 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.672

Preliminary Application of Micro-Course in Distance Education

Tianxiang Hou, Xuerong Gou, and Yingfang Gao

Abstract—In our attempt to shed some light on the potential role that micro- courses may play in the distance education, we have tried to from four aspects to focus on the feasibility of application of micro- courses in distance education. Firstly, summarize -the concepts and definitions of Micro-course. Secondly, examples -make a brief description and analysis of the situation of micro-course, such as research papers, the existing micro-course resources as well as the classification. Thirdly, analysis-analyze the feasibility of application of microcourses in distance education, we concluded that the two can complement each other, make up for their shortcomings. Finally, summary-we put forward micro-course design principles in distance education and extract the micro- course design model.

Index Terms—Micro-course, distance education, on-line course, design.

Tianxiang Hou and Xuerong Gou are with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, 100876, China (e-mail: houtianxiang12@126.com, xrg@126.com).
Yingfang Gao is with the Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, 200080, China (e-mail: ning0yun@yeah.net).


Cite: Tianxiang Hou, Xuerong Gou, and Yingfang Gao, "Preliminary Application of Micro-Course in Distance Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 132-136, 2016.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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