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Making the most of an MOOC on Asian film: Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens: A Massive Open Online Course at the University of Hong Kong

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The University of Hong Kong has developed a specific Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in the humanities, namely the HKU06.1x Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens. This serves as a case study to better understand the challenges faced by Asian film teachers who decide to produce an MOOC. Apart from that, this MOOC helps us to unveil the subtext of how Asia plays an important role in the development of MOOCs by way of sharing regional research, pedagogical strategies and cultural perspectives. Since MOOCs provide a valuable tool for higher education by making course materials freely accessible to learners around the world, analysing the performance of such courses benefits global education at all levels.
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Keywords: Hong Kong cinema; Massive Open Online Course (MOOC); educational technology; global media education; knowledge exchange; learner demographics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: The University of Hong Kong

Publication date: April 1, 2019

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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