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An article entitled This screen may change fate suddenly made Chengdu Qizhong Oriental Wendao Online School, which has been working for 16 years, popular.
All of a sudden (the screen was brushed). Recently, Zhong Li Junren, the sponsor of Lin Yin Public Welfare, told Peng Mei News (www.thepaper.cn). Junren Zhong graduated from Chengdu No. 7 Middle School four years ago. His class is Live Broadcast Class, which is watched by students from more than 2000 schools in poor and remote areas.
In 2017, Junren Zhong and several students jointly established a public welfare organization, named Lin Yin Public Welfare, relying on social donations, purchasing live online courses from Oriental Wendao Company at a public welfare preferential price, and offering them to schools without conditions to purchase online courses. These classes receiving online courses will be called public welfare classes in the shade.
The name Shade of the Forest is because Chengdu No. 7 Middle School is located on the Shade Street of Chengdu City. Oriental Wendao is the operator of Chengdu No. 7 Middle School.
In the article This screen may change fate, Wang Hongjie, the director of Oriental Wendao Network School, who has set up live broadcasting classes, introduced that in the past 16 years, 72,000 far-end students have followed Chengdu No. 7 Middle Schools parallel classes live all day, attended classes, homework and exams together, and completed three years of senior high school. 88 of them have been admitted to Qingbei University, and most of them have successfully taken undergraduate courses.
Zhong Li Junren told Peng Mei journalists that the first public welfare class for forest-lined public welfare was Yanbian Middle School in Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province.
On November 2, 2018, Yanbian County Middle School Chengdu 7 Middle East Wendao School held the opening ceremony of the public welfare class. Zhu Feng, deputy county governor of Yanbian County Government, and Chen Tianshun, deputy director of Yanbian County Education and Sports Bureau appeared at the ceremony. Zhong and Li Junren addressed the public welfare class in their capacity as director of the public welfare class.
Yanbian is neither a poverty-stricken county nor a nationality county. It cant get subsidies from poverty-stricken counties and minority counties, but it lacks this educational resource. Zhong and Li Junren told reporters that in his view, some areas which are not poor counties but are actually relatively lack of educational resources also need attention and help.
On the issue of the effectiveness of live courses, Zhong and Li Junren believe that online live courses are a way to change the allocation model of educational resources. Excellent teachers have limited resources, but live broadcasting can amplify their energy and benefit more people. But he also bluntly said, There are some students can not adapt to the situation, because the live online course on the basis of students have requirements. Therefore, the remote schools watching live webcast schools should do a good job of supporting work, evaluate the applicability of courses, and meet the needs of students in the new learning environment.
In Zhong and Li Junrens understanding, to solve the problem of unfair education, the use of live online courses to change the allocation of educational resources is only one aspect. More importantly, it is still necessary to increase the supply of high-quality educational resources.
In the overwhelming public opinion, greater doubts are directed at the operator of live online courses, Oriental News, which is itself a commercialized operation of the company. In Chengdu No. 7 Middle School, which has high quality educational resources, live courses are charged, although online courses may be purchased for schools in poor areas. In addition, Wang Hongjie, the head of Oriental News, failed in a capital operation in 2016, which also drew attention from the outside world to his original intention of making live broadcasts of online schools.
Wang Hong Jie
It is difficult to define what Wang Hongjie did with a non-black-and-white word. On the project of the first public welfare class of the forest-lined public welfare, the price quoted by Oriental News is half the price of the normal online class. Of course, from another point of view, the online course of Oriental Wen Dao has been provided to more than 200 classes, and the public welfare class of Lin Yin is just one of them.
The first donator of Lin Yin Public Welfare is Zhong Li Junrens company during his internship. This money can cover the cost of three yearslive online classes in Yanbian High Schools Lin Yin Public Welfare Class. We hope that through cooperation with the outside world, we can fix the preferential mode. We hope that all the classes we will open in the future will be at this price. In this way, we can more convince our donors. Zhong and Li Junren said.
In addition to setting up public welfare classes, public welfare is also trying to broaden the horizons of students in poor and remote areas through project-based learning and training camps in winter and summer, one-to-one assistance, and (nominating poor students to become representatives of the United Nations and APEC youth in China).
Zhong Li Junren introduced that in a seven-day training camp held by Lin Yin Public Welfare in July 2018, 50 excellent poor senior high school students from Sichuan participated in the training camp. They were grouped according to their interests and specialties. The students or graduates from Tsinghua, Peking University and Fudan served as small tutors to lead these senior high school students into University campuses, high-tech enterprises, museums and so on. Come to the discussion of dreams and planning.
I hope they will see more. Not only watching online classes, but also helping them to see more of the outside world. Zhong and Li Junren said. Students come to participate in our (training camp) project, if you want to do a construction project, then people from the Department of Architecture of Tsinghua University will take them to build a small house (model), through this way of doing the project, to understand the profession. The ultimate core goal is to encourage and stimulate their motivation to strive, establish long-term contact with teachers, (encourage them) to pursue their ideals. Its not in the third year of senior high school. First, I dont know why to study. Then, I just fill in a volunteer and leave.
Below is the dialogue between Pengchao journalists and Zhong Li Junren, the sponsor of Lin Yins public welfare.
Peng Mei News: As far as you know, why did Chengdu No. 7 Middle School do this project?
Zhong Li Junren: Mr. Wang said in an interview that he was inspired by 101 Middle schools. Seeing this model can help more people and feel that educational resources can be shared with more places. Seventh is not only the pursuit of higher education, but also want to have some social realization, social value.
Peng Mei News: Its not just schools in poor places that buy classes.
Zhong Li Junren: There are two kinds. One is the direct purchasing by the government in poverty-stricken counties and minority areas at the national level. But there may also be unsatisfactory results, because the basis of students may not keep up. But some schools, such as those in the middle or above (economic conditions) areas, are actually in need of such courses. In some counties, schools have economic conditions, so they take the initiative to purchase live online courses. In some areas, social organizations and social capital are needed to help.
Peng Mei News: Yanbian Middle School is the first public welfare class in the forest?
Zhong Li Junren: This multi-mode is like this. The public welfare classes are provided with in-class education resources by Chengdu No. 7 Middle School, the public welfare classes provide extra-curricular development opportunities, and the social capital provides project operation funds. At the same time, Yanbian Middle School, as the main body of the project, cooperates with the network school of No. 7 Middle School in daily operation.
Why choose Yanbian Middle School, because Yanbian is neither a poverty-stricken county nor a nationality county, and can not get subsidies from the poverty-stricken counties and minority counties, but it lacks this educational resource.
Peng Mei News: How did you get in touch with Yanbian Middle School?
Zhong Li Junren: We found them on our own initiative. At that time, through the relevant leaders to coordinate, found the relevant departments of their county government, and connected the school. Their school attaches great importance to it. Now the class has been relatively smooth. We are also doing a mid-term survey report to see how they adapt.
Surging News: Where do you get your money?
Junren Zhong and Li: Our funds are raised from people who love society. The first phase is Shanghai Hongming Capital. It is a very caring enterprise. They donated 5 million yuan to Shanghai Finance and 300,000 yuan to our public welfare class.
Peng Mei News: How did you get in touch with Hongming Capital?
Zhong Li Junren: We have done a series of public welfare projects before, including project-based learning and training camp, one-to-one assistance, sending poor students to the United Nations, APEC as youth representatives, and we have also published a Book (We Fly from the Seventh Rise), which has attracted the attention of some loving people. In fact, I am an intern in Hongming. My boss knows more about the situation. They also give back to the society. First, I took 300,000 yuan to see if this model can work. Now, through a public welfare class, I have driven eight primary and secondary schools in Yanbian County to adopt the teaching mode of online schools.
Peng Mei News: As a public welfare organization composed of students, how do you manage the funds donated by the society?
Zhong Li Junren: We now have a group of full-time staff, including students from the School of Journalism, Fudan University, and also our current Secretary-General, Yu Quick. After graduation, we are working full-time in Lin Yin Public Welfare. Basically, the process is like this. When we need to spend money, we find an organization to call in the money and quickly assign it to the demander on the account.
Peng Mei News: Whats the price of the course?
Zhong Li Junren: Oriental News gave us nearly half of the discount for our first public welfare class. We hope that through cooperation with the outside world, we can fix the preferential mode. We hope that all the classes we open in the future will be at this price. In this way, we can more convince our donors.
Surging News: How do you evaluate the benefits of online classes for students?
Zhong and Li Junren: They can enjoy the educational resources synchronized with Chengdu No. 7 Middle School, and enjoy the convenience brought by the two-teacher education system. There are teachers in Chengdu No. 7 Middle School on the screen, and there are local teachers to help them digest the course content. In addition, their (local) teachers will also enjoy training, and students will have the opportunity to go to Chengdu No. 7 Middle School to communicate.
Lin Yin commonweal will also provide other help to the students of public welfare classes. If their English is not so good as that of the students, they will supplement their English and give one-to-one help. These outstanding young people from schools such as Qinghuabei University are not only schoolmateslittle teachers, but also small partners in life. This project is in the process of construction. Now, there should be 20 pairs of one-to-one assistance programs.
We not only help students in public welfare classes, but also open project-based learning and training camps for students all over China. We use winter and summer holidays to invite strong mentors from Yale, Harvard, Tsinghua Soviet Shimin College and other universities to the training camps to interact with students.
Surging News: Is this training camp free?
Zhong Li Junren: No charge, no charge. Students come to participate in our project, if students want to do a construction project, then people from the Department of Architecture of Tsinghua University will take them to build a small house (model), through this way of doing the project, to understand the profession.
The ultimate core purpose of this project is to encourage and stimulate their motivation to strive, establish long-term contacts with teachers and pursue their ideals. Its not the third year of senior high school. First of all, I dont know why to study. I just fill in a volunteer and leave.
We will also choose to help students, whether in public welfare classes or training camps, and select outstanding students to become youth representatives of the United Nations and APEC. There are still many opportunities for our students. We hope they can get resources both in and out of class after they enter the forest-shade support system.
Peng Mei News: There are also doubts on the Internet, to see whether the students of the online course can adapt to the teaching content of Chengdu No. 7 Middle School.
Zhong Li Junren: There are some students who can not adapt to the live webcast course, because the live webcast course has requirements on the basis of students. Now we have live webcast classes. They are all about choosing the best students in that school. Like Yanbian Middle School, they chose the top 50 to open this online class.
Our researcher has counted the enrollment and admission of the past five years (using Chengdu No. 7 Middle School Live Online Class School). Live Online Class can really improve (scores). The overall quality of education is helpful.
Surging News: In addition to the opportunity to get live online classes, what do you think needs to be done to bridge the educational gap?
Zhong Li Junren: I hope they can see more. Not only do we watch online classes, but we also hope to help them see more of the outside world. We allow excellent students to pair up with them, one-to-one, not only to teach exercises in class, but also as small tutors. Maybe these children didnt know Tsinghua students before, but through pairing, Tsinghua students are your brother and your tutor. If you have any questions, you can ask him and chat with him.
For children, this is a way for them to see the wonderful world. It will stimulate them to study independently, together with the educational resources matched by the shade public welfare. Our students have already entered Sun Yat-sen University, Sichuan University and Southwest Jiaotong University. Most of them will return to the shade public welfare, whether as volunteers or full-time.
As for poverty alleviation through education, there are two ways: one is to change distribution, the other is to increase supply.
For example, to change the distribution, as this report (This screen may change fate) wrote, 88 students were admitted to Tsinghua University of Peking University. Network education is changing the distribution. The 78,000 students who receive network education have a certain effect on the whole. Changing the educational resources and knowledge structure of a group will be beneficial to the development of the region. Excellent teachers always have limited resources, but live broadcasting can amplify their energy and benefit more people, but at the same time you need to train teachers who can do a good job of teaching assistants.
But there is another logic behind it: Peking University and Tsinghua enroll 100 students in Sichuan. The schools you help have passed the exam. The schools that do not help have failed the exam, which may result in unfair new educational resources. The root cause of solving the problem of educational equity is to increase the supply, have more excellent universities and vocational schools, and have more students to receive quality education. Peng Mei News: How many public welfare classes do you want to open and what scale do you want to achieve? Junren Zhong and Li: We have no requirement for scale, but we hope that every project we do can truly help our classmates, and help them as much as possible and with quality as possible when our scope of competence is within reach. Source: Wang Fengzhi _NT2541
But there is another logic behind it: Peking University and Tsinghua enroll 100 students in Sichuan. The schools you help have passed the exam. The schools that do not help have failed the exam, which may result in unfair new educational resources. The root cause of solving the problem of educational equity is to increase the supply, have more excellent universities and vocational schools, and have more students to receive quality education.
Peng Mei News: How many public welfare classes do you want to open and what scale do you want to achieve?
Junren Zhong and Li: We have no requirement for scale, but we hope that every project we do can truly help our classmates, and help them as much as possible and with quality as possible when our scope of competence is within reach.