Dis­tance Chi­nese lan­guage courses received award

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Pro­fes­sor Wei Hong has received the 2015 Award for Excel­lence in Dis­tance Learn­ing, for her online courses Chi­nese 101 and 102. As the first lan­guage courses to be offered online, Dr. Hong has expanded the learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for Pur­due stu­dents to take credit-​granting lan­guage courses. Pro­fes­sor Hong’s team that worked on the courses included teach­ing assis­tants Bailu Li and Sijia Yao. Pro­fes­sor Hong’s award will be rec­og­nized at the Provost’s Fac­ulty Awards Con­vo­ca­tion on May 5.