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Digital third space: the use of internet resources for study and living by students from China in UK universities

Burnapp, D. and Feng, Y. (2007) Digital third space: the use of internet resources for study and living by students from China in UK universities. Paper presented to: 5th International Conference on ELT (English Language Teaching) in China & the 1st Congress of Chinese Applied Linguistics, Beijing, People's Republic of China, 16-21 May 2007. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract: Students moving between cultures of learning take with them established approaches to knowledge, so any new approaches may be blended with these to create a third space, a fertile and generative opportunity rather than just an overlapping of systems. Information technologies may enable digital third spaces: virtual communities of learners who share experiences and resources. This paper describes exploratory research involving Chinese students at an English university, and examines their use of IT to link them to other students. The focus is on informal forums initiated by students rather than official course-related virtual learning environments.
Uncontrolled Keywords: third space, digital, EAP, virtual environment
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2376 International education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1028.43 Computers in education. Web-based instruction. Educational technology
Creators: Burnapp, Dave and Feng, Y
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
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: May 2007
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: 5th International Conference on ELT (English Language Teaching) in China & the 1st Congress of Chinese Applied Linguistics
Event Dates: 16-21 May 2007
Event Location: Beijing, People's Republic of China
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
Status: Unpublished
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/453

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