An essay on "E-learning in Chinese schools and universities," included in "Distance Education Technologies in Asia" edited by Jon Baggaley and Tian Belawati reports that more than 60% of students and their parents say they choose online schooling because, among other things, they think they "can obtain guidance from famous teachers in different places."
The authors have their criticisms of online schools. They believe most online schools still emphasize one-way teaching without harnessing the diverse features and advantages of online education.
The Hindu reports that to balance this, "The League of Mutual Building and Mutual Sharing of Basic Education in Remote Areas" launched by Renda Middle School, in conjunction with six organizations including the Ministry of Education and the China National Library, offers its teaching materials free of charge to students in remote areas of western China exploring effective teaching methods online.
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