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Updates on the archival education seminar of iConference 2021

Mar. 26, 2021

On March 26th at 12:00 noon Beijing time, iConference 2021 “Archival Education” seminar was held as scheduled. The seminar was held by professor Zhiying Lian from our school. First, Professor Wang from the School of Information Resource Management of Renmin University of China and her two students, An Xinyu and Wang Yongjie, presented their paper “Digital Transformation of Teaching Mode in Archival Education:Findings from surveys of online courses development in 38 Chinese universities during the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Using literature surveys, questionnaires and in-depth interviews, this paper collected information about online courses in 38 universities offering archival programs across China, analyzed the basic situation of long-time and large-scale online teaching in the spring semester of 2020 from the dual perspectives of teachers and students, and proposed an integration development mode of online teaching to promote the archival education in the context of digital transformation. The paper deeply investigated the internal and external reasons for a swift transition from offline to online teaching in archival programs in the spring semester 2020,with the help of SWOT mode, summarized the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of online teaching . Finally, an integration teaching mode for archival education with Chinese characteristics was constructed towards the trend of digital transformation. The study not only summarized the valuable experience from online teaching in the spring semester of 2020 ,but also proposed an innovative teaching mode characterized by the integration of archival education and online teaching, which has both theoretical and practical value.



The second research presented at the forum is from the team of Professor Bian Zhaoling of Hebei University. The title of this research is “Re-understanding of Basic Issues in the Construction of Chinese Archival Discipline under real-time technical environment”. In order to adapt changing of from non-real-time technology to real-time technology, this article reviews on the establishment of Chinese Archival Discipline after the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and tries to redefine of “records and archives” concept based on practice of Chinese archival management, the research objects and the discipline attribute of Chinese Archival Science.



Next, the teachers Yu Cao from Tianjin Normal University, Yue Ren from Heilongjiang University, Yanling Guo from Hebei University and Jian Chen from Shandong University presented their research “Research on Curriculum Reform and Practice of Archival Science under the Background of Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. This research team would like to share their opinions on the theme of how to combine innovation and entrepreneurship spirit into their courses and daily education from four parts, which are online course instruction, off-line course instruction, attainment cultivation, and teaching achievements. In order to complete the aim of integrating innovation and entrepreneurship concept into curriculum design, bringing innovation and entrepreneurship mind into curriculum teaching, using innovation and entrepreneurship methods to curriculum practice, and applying innovation and entrepreneurship achievements to curriculum evaluation.



Finally, Professor Xiaoyu Huang from the School of Information Resource Management of Renmin University of China and her two students, Qingying Guan and Wenjun Jin, presented their paper “Research on Problems and Countermeasures of Promoting Archival Academic Research Results by WeChat Official Accounts in the Digital Transformation Era”. Through literature research, questionnaire survey, and case analysis of University archival WeChat official accounts, this panel summarizes the problems of using WeChat official accounts to promote archival research results. Based on these problems, this panel analyzes the causes of these problems and proposes relevant solutions.

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