What is the impact of “Internet+” on the transformation of higher education in China?

With the development of society, we have ushered in the era of “Internet+”. As we all know, “Internet+” has set off waves of varying degrees in all walks of life, so how much impact will it have on the development of the education industry?What will be the future development trend of the school when it touches the “Internet+”?Flexible classroom format. With the promotion of Internet technology, teachers’ way of thinking has also changed, and the classroom has become more flexible, with the introduction of a large number of open online courses, thus reducing the reliance on traditional teaching methods in the teaching process, and teachers and students will devote more time to more educational activities.

With the popularity of the flipped classroom, this reduces the amount of time spent in the classroom, while also increasing interaction and communication between students and the instructor and among students. Students complete course material individually before class and then discuss this content in greater depth in class. Instruction is no longer in a fixed content format, course knowledge is no longer absolutely authoritative, and the emphasis is on student questioning and critical awareness, with more emphasis on exploring the sources and applications of knowledge. Interactive classroom discussions become the mainstream of classroom activities.

Curriculum knowledge is diversified. Due to the technical integration of information, network and media, course knowledge is promoted from 4A to 3D with the help of digital processing technology and production platform. in the network space-time, the mobility of knowledge acquisition is accelerated, visualization is better, relevance is stronger and interactivity is higher. Digital courses integrate pictures, texts, sounds and images to make up for the limited resources and single expression of information in traditional teaching materials. With the promotion of Internet technology, it will become an inevitable trend to build integrated teaching materials that combine online and offline resources.

Personalized training mode. At present, the teaching mode of higher education is formed in the industrial society. In order to meet the needs of large-scale industrial production, schools often have unified personnel training programs, curriculum and evaluation systems to train standardized workers, and the quality of graduates is characterized by consistency. However, in the information age, society’s demand for talents is diverse, which requires the implementation of individualized teaching models based on the actual needs of different individuals. Under the traditional education model, despite the rapid expansion and differentiation of subject specialties in colleges and universities and the increased emphasis on small-class teaching, it still cannot meet society’s demand for talents at all levels. Today, Internet technology can effectively support personalized learning and promote the modularity of university curricula and the flexibility of school systems. During their studies, students can design personalized training plans with their teachers in conjunction with their own development plans and selectively take specialized courses based on their expected competencies and knowledge structure.

Teacher role in three dimensions. In the digital age, the use of information technology in education poses new challenges and higher demands on teachers, a milestone in their professional development. Students’ learning is more individualized, and teaching methods and sources of knowledge are different from those of the past, which requires teachers’ roles and positioning to change accordingly. It is worth noting that knowledge does not exist independently of value. The formation of students’ knowledge structures is closely related to the shaping of personality and values, and the teacher’s guidance is especially important in this step. As the individual training and development of students’ personality is respected, the effective guidance of students’ development direction and life goals highlights the importance of teachers.

With the optimization of Internet technology and the construction of digital campuses, all student activities in the school can be presented in digital form. It can reduce irrational factors in the school decision-making process, change the lack of foresight and defensiveness in decision making, and effectively promote the science of school decision-making. This includes students’ discussion time, answering questions, interacting with teachers and students, and showing attention through facial expressions in the classroom. Teachers can use data analysis reports to know how effective in their classes. Internet digitization can present a digital image of each student to help teachers effectively guide their students’ learning and lives.

What we can see is that “Internet+” will drive changes in classroom formats, curriculum materials, training models, teachers’ roles, school management, and other aspects of schools. This will inevitably lead to a trend of re-engineering educational processes and reshaping the school model of the future. It will not replace the existence of traditional schools, nor will it replace the role of traditional schools in society. The emergence of “Internet+” will have an unprecedented positive impact on the transformation of higher education in China.

Changes brought by the Internet to classroom teaching Modern information technology applications bring a relaxed and harmonious learning environment to students, allowing them to strengthen their creative abilities: they can take the initiative to think, explore and discover problems. Under the premise that the teacher serves as a teaching guide, students can discover problems and develop directions for researching them according to their existing knowledge structure. They can learn according to their own interests and generate motivation from within themselves (i.e., internal motivation), unlike the external motivation generated by the presence of competition in the traditional teaching process. It allows students to take the initiative to learn, to constantly discover problems in their own learning, and to develop a strong psychological need to solve problems, unlike in the past when only the teacher asked questions and students did not participate in the process of problem generation, but only mechanically searched for answers to questions. Improving students’ learning initiative will make students’ learning easier and more effective.

Students can self-assess at any time. After a period of study, students can compare their feedback results (i.e., their own learning results) with the given teaching objectives, identify gaps, and analyze the reasons for the gaps by themselves or with the help of teachers. By taking the initiative to find the gaps and correcting the problems, students can be more demanding of themselves and promote their learning. At the same time, students as the parties involved will be more clear about the reasons for their own problems.

Students should communicate with each other and between students and teachers. In the absence of teachers’ guidance, communication between students will promote the growth of students’ knowledge and progress together. As the saying goes, “Many hands make light work”. One student’s understanding of certain issues is limited, but if the views and opinions of most students are integrated, each student will learn several times more from them. Students can also encourage each other; at the same time, communication between students and teachers cannot be less, in the era of network knowledge, some students’ self-control is poor, need teachers’ frequent guidance and help to lead the direction of learning. The development of modern information technology has indeed had a huge impact on the field of education, improving the inappropriate aspects of traditional education and bringing newer and more acceptable forms of education and teaching to the world. Today, the number of users on the Internet has reached 400 million worldwide. The development of information technology has greatly expanded the time and space constraints of education, freeing teachers from busy teaching tasks and learners from mechanical learning environments, and increasing learners’ interest, efficiency, initiative and motivation in learning. In order to develop better in the new information technology environment, we must accelerate the popularization of information technology education and strive to realize the informationization of education!

Stimulate learning interest, innovative educational atmosphere Xing interest is the source of motivation to promote student learning, “learning” is the full expression of students’ interest in learning, is the initial start of mastering knowledge, “learning” is to give full play to the initiative of students under the concept of nurturing, so that Students’ status is no longer passive, but they are no longer waiting and relying on learning, but learning to think, learning to understand, using multimedia for teaching, putting a lot of vivid and colorful texts, charts, graphs, images, animations, sounds, movies, videos, etc. in front of students with the characteristics of electronization and form and sound, graphic and visual, creating scenarios to stimulate students’ interest in learning, allowing Students can deepen and accelerate their perception and comprehension by visualizing and listening, which is of far-reaching significance in highlighting key points, solving difficult points, increasing the knowledge capacity of the classroom and improving teaching efficiency, as well as inspiring thinking and cultivating students’ innovative spirit. Students rise from perceptual understanding to rational understanding. This way students’ learning will feel very easy and pleasant, mastering knowledge will be fast and memory efficiency will be high. In classroom teaching, multimedia teaching can solve many difficulties with novel means and high technology. It can not only provide dynamic and rich images, graphics and words, but also make the classroom become a game world, vivid, intuitive and image, and change the boring classroom teaching.

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