Recently, the General Office of the Ministry of Education issued the "Notice of the Ministry of Education on Announcing the First List of Pilot Virtual Teaching and Research Room Construction" (No. 2  of the letter of the Ministry of Education High Office), announcing the first list of pilot virtual teaching and research rooms construction, and the virtual teaching and research room of Information Management and Information Systems, recommended by Shanghai International Studies University and led by Professor Ma Baojun of the School of Business and Management (SBM), was approved to be selected. The project is led by Shanghai International Studies University and jointly declared by Renmin University of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongji University, Central South University, Hunan University of Technology and Industry, Communication University of China, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Southwest University of Finance and Economics, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Huazhong Normal University, Anhui University of Finance and Economics and Tibetan University for Nationalities, a total of 14 universities with information management and information system majors. In the process of declaration, IBA has received strong support from relevant departments of the university, especially the Office of Academic Affairs.
This virtual teaching and research office is a professional construction class teaching and research office led by Prof. Ma Baojun, which is jointly constructed by the national first-class undergraduate major construction site of Information Management and Information System of Shanghai International Studies University and the information management majors of 13 other universities, aiming at exploring the operation mechanism and mode of new grass-roots teaching organizations in the era of "intelligence+" and creating The aim is to explore the operation mechanism and mode of new grass-roots teaching organization in the era of "intelligence+" and to build a virtual community alliance for construction of information management majors. It tries to take "machine intelligence + cognitive intelligence" frontier technology cultivation concept as the characteristic, through the flow of academic, teacher, project, technology and other resources, to form a benign interaction mechanism of top-level leadership of domestic credit management professional teaching and research office, laboratory collaborative education; through the credit management professional teaching and research office, laboratory "one virtual and one real Through the construction of "one virtual and one real" dual platforms, we can gather high-quality resources, extend teaching space, exert radiation and linkage effects, and realize cross-temporal and cross-field cooperation and sharing; promote the reform and transformation of majors, courses, teachers, teaching and mechanisms, etc., and form a new mode of education that stimulates motivation, collaboration and sharing, and cultivates talents together.
The virtual teaching and research room is an important exploration of the construction of new grass-roots teaching organizations in the information era. In order to implement the spirit of documents such as "Opinions of the Ministry of Education on Accelerating the Construction of High-level Undergraduate Education and Comprehensively Improving the Capacity of Talent Cultivation" and "Opinions of the Ministry of Education on Deepening the Teaching Reform of Undergraduate Education and Comprehensively Improving the Quality of Talent Cultivation", the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education launched the recommendation work of pilot construction of virtual teaching and research rooms in July 2021. After being selected and recommended by localities, universities and teaching steering committees, a total of 439 virtual teaching and research rooms were finally approved for pilot construction nationwide, of which only 2 were approved for the pilot construction of virtual teaching and research rooms for information management and information system majors.
The pilot virtual teaching and research rooms are all served by high-level teachers such as teaching masters, national first-class professional leaders and first-class course leaders, relying on "national first-class professional construction points" and "first-class courses" to carry out construction. The first batch of pilot virtual teaching and research labs will explore the construction standards, construction paths and operation modes of new grassroots teaching organizations in the era of "intelligence+". With the fundamental task of establishing moral education, improving talent cultivation ability as the core, and relying on modern information technology, through 3 to 5 years of efforts, the national higher education virtual teaching and research room information platform will be completed, a number of virtual teaching and research rooms with advanced concepts, comprehensive coverage and complete functions will be built, a number of high-level teaching teams will be forged, a number of teaching research and practice results will be cultivated, and a teaching development community and quality culture will be created for teachers. In order to improve teachers' teaching ability in all aspects.