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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Yingfang Gao is with the Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, 200080, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.