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International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2023, 5(3); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2023.050303.

Research on the Ethical Imbalance of Rising Online Live Class in Chinese Educational Institutions


Fan Jiqun1,2

Corresponding Author:
Fan Jiqun

1School of Foreign Languages, Huainan Normal University, Dongshan Road, Huainan, China 

2School of Education, University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, Alabang-ZapoteRoad, Pamplona3, LasPiñasCity, Philippines


The COVID-19 pandemic and wider application of information technology have enabled the fast popularity of online live class in Chinese universities, middle schools, and primary schools. However, the future development for online live class in Chinese educational institutions is not surely smooth. This paper conducts a questionnaire and follow-up interviews among teachers, students and parents in Chinese universities, middle schools, and primary schools to make a year-on-year comparison on the use of online live class in Chinese tertiary, secondary and primary education. The survey revealed online live class is probably not a voluntary choice for educational participants in Chinese schools. The follow-up interviews indicate ethical imbalances centering on interpersonal relations, health, the nature of education and role of participants might endanger the sustainable development of online live class.


online live class, ethical imbalance, educational institutions

Cite This Paper

Fan Jiqun. Research on the Ethical Imbalance of Rising Online Live Class in Chinese Educational Institutions. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 3: 14-19. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2023.050303.


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