On April 28th, Higher Education Press held an online launch ceremony of “iCourse International”, a global MOOC platform. The English version of eight high-quality online courses including Myopia Prevention and Control and Academician’s Lecture: Understand COVID-19 recommended by WMU are included on the platform as the first batch of international online courses for foreign college students and global learners.
The list of the first eight courses of WMU on iCourse international
|Serial number||Name of course||Course leader||Department / Schools|
||Myopia Prevention and Control||Lu Fan||School of Ophthalmology & Optometry (School of Biomedical Engineering)|
|2||Academician’s Lecture: Understand COVID-19||Li Xiaokun||Academic affairs office|
|3||Pediatrics||Chu Maoping||School of the Second Clinical Medical Sciences|
|4||Obstetrics and Gynecology||Zhu Xueqiong||School of the Second Clinical Medical Sciences|
|5||Dental Anatomy||Liu Jinsong||School of Stomatology|
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
|7||Medical Physiology||Yuan Linbo||School of Basic Medical Sciences|
|8||General Medical English||Zhang Bingru||School of Foreign Language Studies|
Wu Yan, director of Higher Education Department of the Ministry of Education, Su Yuheng, Party secretary and president of Higher Education Press, and representatives from relevant universities attended the launch ceremony. Li Xiaokun, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and president of WMU, was invited to deliver a speech in the form of a pre-recorded video at the conference.
ICourse International is one of the first batch of online teaching & learning platforms in universities launched by the Ministry of Education recently, aiming to better gather the best universities, teachers, and courses in China, so as to build a stage for global learners to explore knowledge and share wisdom. The first batch of courses, 193 in total, was selected by Higher Education Press, and came from 53 national "double first-class" universities as well as seven universities with professional characteristics.
The eight courses selected this time were well-built online first-class courses created under WMU’s positive implementation of the requests of Implementation Opinions of the Ministry of Education on the Construction of First-class Undergraduate Courses (No.8  of the Ministry of Education), and in strict accordance with the standards of "gold courses", namely, advanced, innovative, and challenging. Up to now, 76 courses of WMU have been recognized as first-class courses at the provincial level and above, implying remarkable achievements in the construction of "golden courses". In the near future, more than a dozen courses of WMU will be available on iCourse international.