Engaging students in online learning: technology-integrated distance learning for Chinese students at partner institutions in China

Xiaowen Gao


To mitigate the problems of lack of preparedness and lack of a sense of learning community associated with online learning, this case study illustrates how a range of technologies including online platforms and educational tools may be integrated to assist purposeful engagement with learners for active learning to ensue. This case is based on an undergraduate module delivered virtually to three TNE partner institutions in China. Zoom, Mentimeter and WeChat were adopted to help with cognitive and affective engagement by the students. While this design is focused on online delivery, there is also an important implication for classroom-based teaching in achieving purposeful engagement with students.


Online teaching, student engagement, Chinese students

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v14i3.1220


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