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'In the name of love': Learning through online support

Tang, Lijun 2012. 'In the name of love': Learning through online support. Convergence 18 (4) , pp. 465-472. 10.1177/1354856512439505

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Abstract

This article examines a group of Chinese seafarer-partners’ activities in an online support group and discusses how gender issues may serve to influence women’s informal learning process online. It reveals that seafarer-partners not only acquired information, knowledge and emotional support, but also learnt an attitude, which helped them to adapt to the environment. In this process, gendered communication content and style and gendered beliefs/values played a role.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bulletin Board Systems; BBS; China; gender; Home of Chinese Seafarers; HCS; informal learning; intimacy; marriage; online support groups; seafaring; internet
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1354-8565
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 03:28
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/53676

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