Literature review

Borrowing and lending


chronology/history of TLCP (and Chinese HE in last half of 20th C)

since 1949

massive Soviet help. translating curricula. importing concept of teaching teams? centralization, control...

tracing development of course system, course evaluations etc. name comes from Tsinghua university

in 1990s: 985 (1988- 211 (1995-now). key universities, key disciplines, increase use of technology 

chinese higher ed massive expansion 1998-2008. 

concept of equality vs excellence.

description and history of TLCP

started in 2003, founding documents etc

some changes from 2003-2007, 2007-2010 - quality project

purpose - improve quality of undergrad courses

organizational model, funding 

experiences by teachers interviewed, academic offices, case studies from literature etc.

comparison of MIT OCW and TLCP currently

theorizing about "what kind of a thing" MIT OCW is - norm or innovation?

four kinds of OER?

placing TLCP in global context - not "real" OER, but also not completely out of it

The West's understanding of TLCP

very brief lit review

story of CORE

theoretical frameworks

theory of borrowing and lending. Stanford school - convergence. Reference to global OCW network,

Haishuo about Asian OCW projects. looks very similar. but superficial.

Gita Steiner-Khamsi in Mongolia. Must understand a local project and history deeply to appreciate real

meaning. Often lending only in "name", to get external or internal benefit. In this case, not by government

but by CORE.

- quality assurance

- higher ed in China

- HE and technology

Own thesis:

- introduction, etc

- overview of Chinese higher ed system, history etc? 

- definitions of OER, quality control, lit review? 

- theoretical approaches - Steiner-Khamsi etc

- research design and data collection