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Perceptions of Chinese College Students towards Online Learning: Implications for Teaching in Blended Learning Environments

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Wan Yuan

Department of Foreign Languages, Guangzhou Huashang College, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

*Corresponding author: Wan Yuan


The abrupt COVID-19 pandemic has caught many educators unprepared and caused colleges and universities hastily move classes online, resulting in online education. This study investigates online learning in higher education by first examining student satisfaction with online learning, and then investigating student preferences for online learning systems and specific online learning features that enhance student learning, with an aim to explore possible pedagogical approaches for enhanced teaching and learning experience. To investigate the issues, a 25-question survey was designed and filled out by 161 respondents who were third-year undergraduates enrolled in the Introduction to Business course. The data indicate that overall students are satisfied with online learning in higher education. Online learning systems are effective in enhancing students’ practical and theoretical learning experience. Furthermore, online features, namely centralized course management tools for course resources, assessment tools for assignments and engagement tools such as threaded discussions can be used to enhance student learning. The results infer that the adoption of blended learning could be a pedagogical approach that contributes to effective teaching and learning in blended learning environments.


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Perceptions of Chinese College Students towards Online Learning: Implications for Teaching in Blended Learning Environments

How to cite this paper: Wan Yuan. (2023). Perceptions of Chinese College Students towards Online Learning: Implications for Teaching in Blended Learning Environments. The Educational Review, USA7(2), 185-194.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2023.02.009

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