International Research Conference, Lancaster UK, 10-12th April 2006
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Chinese eLearners eLearning

Wang Tong (1), Charles Crook (2)
Beijing Foreign Studies University (1), University of Nottingham (2)


We describe the study practices and experiences of undergraduate students taking English Language in the format of an online distance learning programme. Thirty two second year students kept detailed diary records of their learning: describing the timing of each private study episode. as well as the resources they drew upon for that study. On a weekly basis, they recorded reflections regarding their recent progress: responding to both free-format and Likert-style prompts. Finally, these diary records furnished the grounding for a series of one-to-one interviews. It is shown how research material of this kind can usefully contribute to the design challenges of elearner support.


Elearning, distance learning, China, diaries

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Keynote Speakers

Peter Goodyear, University of Sydney

Ronghuai Huang,

Beijing Normal University

Vera A. Solis, Universidad Centroamericana

Lawrence Hamburg, Higher Education Academy

Sten Ludvigsen, Intermedia, Oslo

Lancaster University


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