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Voices from the chat rooms: research into the experiences of Chinese students participating in transnational education programmes as reported on internet social networks

Burnapp, D. and Zhao, W. (2009) Voices from the chat rooms: research into the experiences of Chinese students participating in transnational education programmes as reported on internet social networks. Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education. 1(1), pp. 30-43. 1234-1234.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This paper reports on research using postings on websites and online discussion boards to explore the experiences of Chinese students participating in transnational education programmes. It develops the concept of Virtual Third Spaces and establishes themes for future research which will use primary data collection methods. The themes identified relate to: differences in the theories of education; differences in the study methods; issues relating to choice, change, and personal development; quality of the courses and colleges providing the courses; and recognition of qualifications. Issues relating to the use of English as the medium of instruction permeate all these other themes.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transnational education, social network, Virtual Third Space, internet research, HND.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2376 International education
L Education > LA History of education > LA410 Other regions or countries > LA1131 China
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1028 Educational research
Creators: Burnapp, Dave and Zhao, Wei
Publisher: University of Northampton
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Languages (to 2010)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > China and Emerging Economies Centre
Date: 2009
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 30-43
Journal or Publication Title: Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 1234-1234
Status: Published / Disseminated
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2427

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