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A Case Study of Online Learning for Overseas Postgraduate Students during COVID-19

Kai Wang 1,2* and Jingjing Zhong 1
1. Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia
2. Shanghai Institute of Commerce and Foreign Languages, China
*Correspondence: wangkai@ncedus.cn (K.W.)

Abstract—The research is a qualitative case study of a PhD student and a master student from Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia, who study online in China for their overseas postgraduate degree programs in the field of teaching English as a second language. They have kept writing diaries since the very beginning of their online learning experience. It is revealed in their dairies that the use of a number of useful applications of modern information technology products such as Google Meet, Zoom, WhatsApp, WeChat, and school online system can help create desirable learning environment, and the two factors that the consciousness of cooperative learning and the satisfying online environment for the learners also contribute to the effect of online learning. A theoretical framework of community of inquiry is applied in the analysis of the diaries within such a specific context.  
Keywords—COVID-19, online learning, cooperative learning, modern information technology, community of inquiry

Cite: Kai Wang and Jingjing Zhong, "A Case Study of Online Learning for Overseas Postgraduate Students during COVID-19," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 67-71, March 2023. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.9.1.67-71

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