Ex-UNESCO official visits XuetangX
Former deputy director-general of UNESCO Getachew Engida (L1) visits the headquarters of XuetangX on Sept 7.
Getachew Engida, former deputy director-general of UNESCO and now co-president of the Tsinghua University China-Africa Leadership Development Institute, and Professor Shi Jinghuan, deputy director of the Online Education Research Center of the Ministry of Education, visited the headquarters of XuetangX, the world's first Chinese MOOC platform under Tsinghua Holdings' MOOC-CN Education, on Sept 7.
Li Chao, president of XuetangX, met with the guests, saying that "XuetangX has developed as the third biggest MOOC platform around the world and is committed to sharing quality education resources with everyone."
Li Chao, president of XuetangX, meets with Getachew Engida, former deputy director-general of UNESCO and now co-president of the Tsinghua University China-Africa Leadership Development Institute.
XuetangX has been providing smart teaching solutions for university teaching classroom, which come out of courses, technologies and concepts of online education run by the platform over the past years, Li said.
Getachew Engida speaks highly of the achievements of XuetangX.
With mobile internet evolving and technologies emerging rapidly, education, educators and students need to keep pace with the new technologies and new tools to adapt to changes, said Getachew Engida.
Online education is advantageous as it can cover many developing areas as well as more students, including those with physical disabilities, as a way to provide them with access to quality education resources, he said.
Li Chao (L), president of XuetangX, Getachew Engida and Professor Shi Jinghuan (R), deputy director of the Online Education Research Center, pose for a photo at XuetangX headquarters.
Founded by Tsinghua University, XuetangX is devoted to gathering quality education resources from schools and enterprises, and providing low-cost, efficient access to knowledge, credits, and certificates.
At present, it has over 12 million registered users and some 1300 MOOC courses.