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

Dave Burnapp, Wei Zhao

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-43
Number of pages14
JournalEnhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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Keywords

  • HND.
  • Transnational education
  • Virtual Third Space
  • internet research
  • social network

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