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Volume 5 Number 2, 2014
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Lin, C. & Zhang, Y. (2014). MOOCs and Chinese Language Education. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 5(2), 49-65.

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a powerful new trend in distance education. Unlike traditional courses, the number of students enrolled in a MOOC is usually more than 10,000. This new mode of teaching represents various opportunities and challenges for teachers of Chinese as a foreign language who are interested in exploring this new mode. This article has five main sections. The first will introduce MOOCs, and the second will introduce the classification of MOOCs. The third section will cover the characteristics of MOOCs, and the fourth will introduce several MOOCs related to Chinese language education. The last section will demonstrate how Google Classroom can be used to develop your own MOOC.


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