Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education

Hiller A. Spires (North Carolina State University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 362
ISBN13: 9781522529248|ISBN10: 1522529241|EISBN13: 9781522529255|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2924-8


Technology use has become increasingly popular in education. Due to cultural influences and access issues, advances in digital teaching and learning in Chinese education have been slow; however, certain regions have been able to successfully integrate technology into their curriculum and instruction techniques.

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education is an essential reference source featuring the latest scholarly research on utilizing technology in Chinese learning and instruction, and it provides insights to classroom transformations within the context of Chinese culture. Including coverage on a broad range of topics and perspectives such as MOOCs, blended learning, and e-learning, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on technological innovation in Chinese education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Blended Learning
  • E-Learning
  • Flipped Classrooms
  • Mobile Learning
  • MOOCs
  • Multimodal Semiotics
  • Professional Community
  • Rural Education

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Hiller Spires, who has been on the NC State faculty since 1986, is a Professor of Literacy and Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in literacy education with a cognate in English from the University of South Carolina. She served as the founding director of The William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation from 2002-2006 and currently serves as FI Senior Research Fellow. Dr. Spires received NC State's Outstanding Alumni Award in Outreach and Service for providing professional development seminars for K-12 teachers in NC. In 2011 she received NC State’s Jackson A. Rigney International Service Award for her work with Chinese teachers and students. In 2012, she received NC State's Alumni Graduate Professor Award. Dr. Spires studies the integration of emerging technologies in order to illustrate research-based, best practices for digital literacy learning. She co-directs the Friday Institute’s New Literacies Collaborative ( She helped create a state-of-the-art high school in Suzhou, China. See the documentary at