e-Learning trends in China and CCJK's e-Learning translation and localization solutionsOnline training (e-learning) is now becoming mainstream training tools for firms all over the world. Using e-learning is the best solution to lower costs, improve efficiency and train staff in remote offices. E-learning in China is developed quickly, and the online training concepts are recognized by more companies. CCJK Technologies Co., Ltd. is one of the leading e-learning translation and localization solution provider located in Hong Kong and Mainland China during the past 10 years. Here are some observations of e-learning system in China:
- Video. Students who take e-learning courses in China are more likely prefer the video-based learning material and watching the lecturer or professional trainer on screen. In some cases, video stream is not as strong (mostly limited by low bandwidth) but it really is an important key for Chinese firms. Videos itself can be of lecturers, or related to specific situations (i.e. simulations) but videos really help with people's interest in study.
- Interactive. Chinese e-learners want lots of interact elements rather than just turning digital pages in an e-learning course. Therefore, the most successful cases in Chinese e-learning industry are building in quizzes, simulations, interactive widgets, reference materials (including offline sources), forums, blogs and opportunities to interact with lecturers, other students of subject-matter experts from their company.
- Testing. China has a strong foundational education system but is still lacking in vocational and higher education. However, the qualified people are not as prepared for many jobs as you might expect. As a result, there is a large requirement for testing and certification – you have to prove your knowledge and qualification with necessary certification. Training courses and e-learning programs that deliver a certification or formal degree are in much higher demand than voluntary or non-degree based e-learning.
- On-Demand. Because the internet usage is increasing dramatically in China (it now has the world’s largest online population) companies are giving up those traditional behind-the-firewall implementations and moving everything outside their company. So purchases are become smaller and more discrete (i.e. “bite-sized learning”) and the involvement of the IT department is decreasing. This means that the e-learning programs can be up-and-running faster so companies can start getting the benefits sooner. We are also experiencing some micro-payment for e-learning development.
- Reporting. Buyers of e-learning in China want to know the details of the learning experience and therefore demand sophisticated reporting from the system. These reports are used for evaluations (to determine how satisfied learners are with the courses), ROI calculations, utilization reports, compliance (such as with “China SOX”) and more. These reports are used by management and also shared with external stakeholders like government regulators.
- Mobility. As more and more mobile device, such as iPhone, iPad, smartphone, Android device and tablet, are used by people all over the world. E-learning system is also required to be available to the mobile devices. Users can easily access courses our side of office and home.
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