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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2023, 5(17); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2023.051711.

The Construction and Application of the SPOC Blended Teaching Model of College English under the Concept of Maker Education


Zhou Jing

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Zhou Jing

School of Foreign Studies, Anhui Xinhua University, Hefei, Anhui, China


The accelerated development of technological revolution and industrial change has created a new ecological environment for language learning, and the social demand for comprehensive and applied talents has made new demands on university English teaching. Based on the concept of Maker education, this article develops a SPOC blended teaching model of university English and applies it to teaching. 136 learners of an English course in a university are taken as the research object, and the application effect of the developed teaching model is verified and analyzed. The results show that the model has a significant influence on improving students' English language application ability, learning motivation, teacher-student interaction and learning interest.


Maker Education; SPOC; Blended Learning; College English

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Zhou Jing. The Construction and Application of the SPOC Blended Teaching Model of College English under the Concept of Maker Education. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 17: 73-79. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2023.051711.


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