Chinese graduate students' experiences and attitudes toward online learning

  title={Chinese graduate students' experiences and attitudes toward online learning},
  author={Ling Thompson * and Heng-Yu Ku},
  journal={Educational Media International},
  pages={33 - 47}
This qualitative study was conducted to explore seven Chinese graduate students’ experiences of and attitudes to taking online courses in the USA. All seven participants indicated that online learning was an interesting experience for them, however, they had mixed attitudes toward this unfamiliar mode of learning. The participants pointed out that easy resource sharing, easy record keeping and convenience of the discussion board were features of online learning that they liked the most. On the… 
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