The programme eChina, or in full eChina-UK, is the Sino-UK eLearning Programme, a collaborative e-learning initiative, funded in the UK by HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and supported in China by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
eChina~UK comprises a number of teacher training projects in which British and Chinese teams have been working collaboratively to develop and pilot eLearning materials. In addition, a research team has been conducting overarching research.
Its web site is at http://www.echinauk.org/
Partners in China for the initial projects were:
Partners in China for the follow-up projects were:
- Tsinghua University with Qinghai Univeristy, Xinjiang University, Lanzhou University, Ningxia University, Hebei University of Technology, and Inner Mongolia University of Technology
- Beijing Foreign Studies University
- Beijing Normal University with South China Normal University, Zhejiang Normal University, and Beijing Jiaotong University.
The project has produced a book e-Learning Initiatives in China: Pedagogy, Policy and Culture edited by Helen Spencer-Oatey.