Implementing and designing an interactive teaching programme: a distance education project in rural elementary and middle schools

Yang Lifeng
Yunnan Radio & TV University

This paper analyses a distance education project implemented in elementary and middle schools in rural areas. While the project has met with considerable success in meeting its goals, several factors identified in the results need to be addressed -- for example, dull repetitive teaching methods, a teaching design unsuitable for the development of education in remote border rural areas, and a low utilization rate of teaching resources. To remedy such deficiencies, and promote interactive teaching for these rural learners, it is suggested that the project should adopt an external interactive satellite communication system and integrate the design of the teaching programmes in three modes that form 'one system, two main roles, three methods and four integrations'.