Experiment Teaching Strategies for Outcome-Based Education in the Internet Age: Implementation for a New Media Operations Course

  • Yan He, Mingrun Wang

Abstract

New Media Operations is a course that aims to cultivate and train talents on the use of new media in China. Since the outcome-based education method has been adopted in China’s education system, teachers need to teach the course, New Media Operations, according to the teaching principles of outcome-based education. However, due to the lack of effective experiment teaching strategies to implement the teaching of New Media Operations, the learning outcomes of New Media Operations have not been achieved effectively. This study aims to formulate effective experiment teaching strategies to teach New Media Operations. For the past three years, New Media Operations has implemented the following teaching practices for outcome-based learning; a three-step-ladder learning outcome setting strategy, a three-step-ladder learning outcome implementation strategy, a three-step-ladder learning outcome evaluation strategy, and a three-step-ladder learning outcome tracking strategy. These strategies are meant to efficiently support teachers when applying the outcome-based education methods of New Media Operations by achieving the set learning outcomes. This is a course reform based on the characteristics of internet development. It enables teachers to make full use of internet technology and resources for teaching. This kind of course reform can also develop student autonomy and independence, making the outcome-based education better adapted to student-centered learning.

Published
2020-06-01