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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2022, 5(3); doi: 10.25236/FER.2022.050306.

The Application of “MOOC + Flipped Classroom” in Secondary English Online Education in the Context of the Epidemic


Shunan Zhao

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Shunan Zhao

Institute of Education, Taiyuan Normal University, Jinzhong, Shanxi, China


Affected by the epidemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia, the spring semester of secondary schools across the country has been postponed. In response to the call of the Ministry of Education to “suspend classes without stopping teaching and learning”, various online platforms have provided effective help for secondary schools to continuously carry out teaching work. The paper first analyzes the background of English online education, the existing problems and the significance of online English education in this special period. Then, it proposes a teaching model combining MOOC and flipped classroom in view of the problems existing in the cultivation of middle students’ online education. The teaching mode focuses on the subjectivity of students and transfers the decision-making power of learning from teachers to students. It not only effectively changes the teaching methods of teachers and learning methods of students, but also promotes communication and interaction between them while enlivens the classroom atmosphere, which reflects the innovation of the teaching mode. Last but not least, this paper further explores the application of “MOOC + Flipped Classroom” in secondary English online education, including use multiple teaching aids for innovative English teaching, conduct diversified English interactive activities and improve online evaluation mechanisms for teachers and students, which not only  provides a certain reference for the normal teaching and learning in secondary schools during the epidemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia, but, to some extent, points out a new direction for the development of English online education in middle school.


Online Education; MOOC; Flipped Classroom; English for Secondary Schools

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Shunan Zhao. The Application of “MOOC + Flipped Classroom” in Secondary English Online Education in the Context of the Epidemic. Frontiers in Educational Research (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 3: 30-35. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2022.050306.


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