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ERIC Number: EJ874418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Tri-Fold Transformation: An International Adult Student's Reflections on Online Learning
Tan, Fujuan
Adult Learning, v20 n3-4 p38-40 Sum-Fall 2009
Being an international English as a Second Language (ESL) graduate student from China studying in the U.S., the author has undergone various types of transformation. Taking her first online course is one poignant example in which multiple layers of transformation occurred. In hopes of easing the transformation of other international ESL students taking courses online, and providing those who design and facilitate a growing number of online learning experiences with insights for accommodating such students more effectively, the author shares perceptions and reflections of her online learning experience and what she calls her tri-fold transformation during which she encountered discomfort, engaged in critical reflection, evolved, and reintegrated into the experience with respect to three major domains: (1) language; (2) culture; and (3) technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001