On March 30, 2019, the "First-class Undergraduate Teaching Quality Assurance System Construction" seminar hosted by the China Higher Education Institute and hosted by Blackboard China was held at the National Education Administration College. Professor Peter Francis, Vice President of Northumbria University, Professor Li Zhiyi, National Inspector, former President of Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Prof. Ke Qinfei, President of Shanghai Institute of Applied Technology, Professor Liu Zhentian, Director of the Evaluation Department of the Higher Education Teaching Evaluation Center of the Ministry of Education, Vice President of Blackboard Mr. Yves Dehouck, Dr. Ryan Flanagan of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and other domestic and foreign experts and scholars attended the meeting. More than 500 representatives from more than 200 universities across the country participated. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Hao Qingjie, Deputy Secretary General of the China Higher Education Society, and Mr. Sun Yuping, President of Blackboard China.
Professor Peter Francis, using Northumbria University as an example, introduced the practice of improving students' learning outcomes through educational technology innovation. He believes that schools should cooperate with enterprises and industries, innovate through educational technology, combine online and offline, build a research-oriented teaching framework, and carry out student-oriented learning activities to cultivate students' critical thinking. Under the background of globalization of education, we fully rely on educational technology to support students' different learning needs and realize the transformation of traditional classroom teaching and learning models.
Professor Li Zhiyi said in his report entitled "Promoting Six Transformations to Turn Water Lessons into Golden Lessons", it is believed that the rationalization of "increasing the burden" for college students and the "water class" for "water courses" should promote the reform of classroom teaching in an all-round way. Transforming from "teaching as the center" to "study-centered", promoting from knowledge classroom to ability classroom, from instilling classroom to dialogue classroom, from closed classroom to open classroom, from re-learning to learning and thinking, from re-study Six transformations from the combination of knowledge and practice, from the emphasis on teaching and learning to the teaching of the master.
Professor Ke Qinfei said in the report entitled "Strengthening the Connotation Construction of Teaching and Cultivating First-class Professional Talents" that first-class undergraduate education should achieve four transformations from academic logic and student growth logic to integration, from educational practice to the return of education and education. change. It is necessary to adhere to the lifelong development of students as the center, cultivate students' core competence, strengthen the construction of teaching connotation, strengthen the construction of quality culture, enhance the internal strength of sustainable development, and cultivate first-class talents.
Professor Liu Zhentian’s report entitled “Construction and Practice of Quality Assurance System for Undergraduate Education with Chinese Characteristics” believes that “one platform, two pillars, three” with Chinese characteristics and world level has been formed in the quality construction of higher education in China. Guarantee "new system of quality assurance for undergraduate education. Quality assurance has achieved remarkable results, but there are also some new problems. It is necessary to form a normal and long-term mechanism for undergraduate education quality monitoring, and promote the intensive development of higher education and overall quality improvement.
Vice President Yves Dehouck shared Blackboard's experience in universities around the world based on a global perspective. President Yves Dehouck introduced Blackboard's teaching data for college teachers and students. The school uses this data to understand the latest learning progress of students and to improve our teaching. Yves Dehouck shared how the University of Western Australia in Australia can achieve mixed learning through the Blackboard Learn SaaS teaching cloud platform and how Blackboard supports the Singapore POLYMALL training platform to provide a learning environment for any 5 million Singapore residents anytime, anywhere.
Prof. Fang Qizhi, Director of the Office of Academic Affairs of Ocean University of China, gave a report entitled “Course and Professional Construction under the OBE Concept – Exploration and Practice of Ocean University of China”. Starting from the practice and exploration of Ocean University of China, Director Fang introduced the combination of “point” and “face” of general education in schools, implemented interdisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship, and carried out curriculum/experiment/practice knowledge update and reconstruction. The order culture replaces the traditional curriculum model and builds a new practical teaching system. Taking the School of Food Engineering as an example, Mr. Fang provided the direct evidence and indirect evidence through the Blackboard teaching platform based on the reconstruction of the OBE curriculum system and curriculum, and provided teaching quality assurance and professional certification.
Professor Li Gui'an, Director of the Academic Affairs Department of Shaanxi Normal University, gave a report titled “Taking Classroom Innovation as a Hand and Striving to Create a First Class Golden Lesson”. He believes that classroom-based innovation is the concept of the gold class, classroom teaching is the main front of the "golden class", and the core of creating the "golden class" is the innovative classroom, which promotes the classroom revolution. In the practice of classroom innovation, Shaanxi Normal University proposes an innovative classroom teaching model, with students as the center, creating innovative classrooms based on independent learning, collaborative learning, and inquiry-based learning; using Blackboard teaching management platform to implement SPOC-mixed learning- Turn the informatization teaching of the classroom. Finally, Professor Li Gui'an called on everyone to act immediately, set off the storm of classroom revolution, innovate the classroom model, and lay the foundation for the students' all-round development and lifelong development in order to cultivate students' innovative spirit and practical ability.
Dr. Zhang Dan, a researcher at Blackboard China Education Research Institute, shared the OBE teaching practice supported by the teaching management system. Dr. Zhang Dan believes that regular and systematic assessment of student learning outcomes to ensure the quality and effectiveness of education has become a global consensus and a specific requirement for assessment and professional certification by national or regional institutions. At the same time, Dr. Zhang Dan introduced the experience of international and North American universities in addressing the quality assurance and assessment challenges of education and how Blackboard assessment and certification solutions help institutions implement these plans, using information technology to complete evidence collection, data analysis and continuous improvement. Closed loop.
Researcher Zhang Lian from the Institute of Higher Education of Beijing Institute of Educational Science elaborated on the practice of promoting the quality improvement of colleges and universities based on the OBE concept. Zhang Lian researchers first introduced the core concept of OBE to improve the professional construction level, promote the content update of the curriculum, promote the curriculum reform revolution, establish a student center, output orientation, continuous improvement, and introduce OBE as an example of Wuyi University. Highly valued, based on OBE comprehensively promote professional quality improvement. The professional certification guided by the OBE concept is a standard, pointing to professional certification, and at the same time taking all professional quality improvement as the fundamental goal. The OBE project is the No. 1 project of the whole school. All majors were launched at the same time, all teachers participated together, reconstructed the talent training program curriculum system, and the school's overall supporting teaching resources.
Professor Jiang Xiaodong from East China Normal University shared the practical experience of the teaching management platform to help build online and offline hybrid gold courses. Professor Jiang Xiaodong believes that under the background of "Internet +", how to stimulate students' eagerness to learn and develop the teaching activities that students like to see and hear is the main teaching problem faced by college teachers, and also a powerful grasp of the "golden class" in the new era. Therefore, Professor Jiang Xiaodong made some attempts to build an online teaching platform centered on learning support services in the courses of Aquatic Biology and Zoology based on Blackboard. Professor Jiang Xiaodong adopts a series of teaching methods and organizes seminars, quick test names, virtual honors and other new online teaching activities to help and guarantee the quality of teaching.
Dr. Ryan Flanagan from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)/Zhejiang University International Union College shared the use of technology and output-oriented teaching models to optimize classroom teaching. Dr. Ryan Flanagan first described the output-oriented teaching model commonly used in American universities, and designed teaching activities and links based on this output-oriented teaching model to optimize effect-oriented teaching. Dr. Ryan showed how to leverage the different features of the Blackboard platform and other innovative web tools and combine these techniques with reverse course design to help students understand the key points of the classroom.
In his concluding remarks, Prof. Hao Qingjie pointed out that the organization of this seminar is an important academic conference to implement the national spirit of education and the deployment of the Ministry of Education. It has both international university presidents and experts in international experience, as well as research in the field of education. The interpretation of China's education policy, as well as the summary of typical experience and research results from colleges and universities, is rich in content and lively. The conference has the characteristics of wide international vision, high ideological position and strong pertinence. The high level of expert reports and the large gains of participants will definitely help the quality of undergraduate teaching in colleges and universities to a new level.
In order to strengthen the discussion and exchange effect, this forum also carried out two seminars on the different topics of “EBE teaching and professional certification supported by the teaching management system”, “Building, Evaluation and Application of Online and Offline Mixed Gold Courses”. The guests and the delegates exchanged views and thoughts around the theme.