Minister of Education Huai Jinpeng made an inspection tour of the National Institute of Education Sciences and attended a workshop on the digitalization of education on November 14.
Huai said the Report of the 20th CPC National Congress stressed the need to “advance digitalization of education,” thus setting a new direction for the future of China’s education. As of now, China has built the world’s largest database of educational resources, promoted the use of the Smart Education of China platform and explored new pathways for supporting students’ all-round development and teachers’ capacity building.
Huai stressed that in its next step China will upgrade the National E-Learning Resource Center, help students and teachers improve their digital skills, utilize AI and big data technologies to support learning, teaching, education management and academic research, and explore ways to better turn traditional Chinese culture into digitalized educational resources and introduce them to the world.
Huai said he hoped the National Institute of Education Sciences will try its best to produce high quality research on education, better serve national strategies and promote international exchange and cooperation in education sciences.
Event attendees included senior officials from the Department of Basic Education of the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Department of Higher Education of MOE, and the National Institute of Education Sciences, as well as experts from Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Beijing Institute of Technology, and Wuhan University of Technology.