Six Paths to China provides several robust learning exercises designed to increase awareness of Chinese culture, history, and social issues. It also contains a compendium of web links on the topics of touring, news, arts, religion, business, human rights, environment, neighbors, olympics
Type of Material:
These are great ancillary homework exercises for undergraduate students, particularly for those in online courses.
none except web browser
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The goal of Six Paths to China is to provide a "one stop shopping" in terms of web links and learning exercises (including web quests) designed to sharpen students' knowledge of China.
Target Student Population:
Business students requiring information regarding China
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
Good information source. Lots of images, with permission can be used for power points. The China news update has updates every two days. The culture and politics section has some very interesting articles and links to some historical features regarding China and the people of the country.
Some of the links do not work, and it appears that the site has not been updated in a few years. The site states "Last revised, 2005."
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Because of the array of material (and, the many different activities designed to encourage higher order thinking, enhance web search skills, and explore personal feelings about a different land), this has the potential to be very effective.
Does not contain any Business inforamtion like manufaturing data, economics growth and productivity numbers. No employment or related data is available.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This site is incredibly well organized, easy to use and navigate. There are pictograms associated with each class exercise, and icons throughout that help the user to discern topical changes.