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Construction and Practice of SPOC Teaching Mode based on MOOC

, Beijing Foreign Studies University ; , Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

iJET Volume 13, Number 12, ISSN 1863-0383 Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering, Kassel, Germany


The traditional teaching mode focuses on teachers’ instructions. However, this approach provides few opportunities for teacher–student interaction and single teaching form and lacks training on the independent learning ability of students. By contrast, massive open online course (MOOC) teaching mode completely depends on independent student learning and lacks effective monitoring. Thus, this approach results in low completion rate of courses and failure to completely replace the traditional classroom teaching model. This study constructed a teaching mode called small private online course (SPOC) by combining MOOC and traditional teaching modes to increase teaching effect. The specific application process of SPOC teaching mode was elaborated using a case study of “College English.” The study showed that SPOC teaching mode has more extensive teaching content, stronger learning interest of students, and better teacher–student interaction than the traditional teaching mode. Moreover, the SPOC teaching mode improved the independent learning ability of students, addressed the shortcomings of traditional classroom teaching, and facilitated the deep applications of information technology in classroom teaching. Thus, the present teaching mode is perfected.


Kang, Z. & He, L. (2018). Construction and Practice of SPOC Teaching Mode based on MOOC. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 13(12), 35-49. Kassel, Germany: International Association of Online Engineering. Retrieved January 22, 2019 from .