Stian Håklev（侯爽）是加拿大多伦多大学安大略教育研究院教育理论和政策研究系（the Department of Theory and Policy Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto）硕士研究生，导师是鼎鼎大名的Dr. Ruth Hayhoe（许美德）。许美德教授对于中国教育学科和高等教育事业的发展，做出过重大贡献。
侯爽的学位论文题目是：The Chinese National Top Level Courses Project: Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Quality in Undergraduate Teaching。翻译过来是：《中国国家精品课程项目：用开放教育资源提升本科教学质量》。
The Top Level Quality Project (jingpin kecheng, 精品课程) is a large project in Chinese higher education which uses the production of Open Educational Resources to improve the quality of undergraduate education.
Widely understood in the West to be a form of OpenCourseWare inspired by MIT’s example, this work traces the roots of the project back to the history of Russian influence on Chinese higher education, the introduction of course evaluation systems in 1985, a string of large-scale funding projects to promote excellence in the 1990’s, and the massification of higher education from 1988 to 1998.
After a detailed description of the project, the thesis suggests that university teaching is conceptualized very differently in North America and in China, drawing parallels both to the historical French and German models of the university, and to the Chinese tradition of using “models” to promote virtue and excellence.