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September 29, 2005


Great congratulations to myself! With one of my very nice supervisors —- Dr. Michael Hammond's help, my first blog (web log) was set up on 27th September.2005,when was my second day at the University of Warwick. I am pleased to share the exicting moods with all my friends!

According to most academic research processes, it seems that it is necessary for me to define it first . Okay, here is the Literature Review:

…finally can I introduce colleagues to Jie Hu ( who has joined Warwick to do some doctorate research on E learning and langague acquisition, I hope she might join our group. She has directed me to her cousin's blog at as an example of a general interest blog.(Hammond, 2005)

A good beginning is half success. Generally, people are used to start something at the very beginning, such as setting up goals and behaving well. As a normal person, I am not over that. The reason why I did not write something on my blog on the first day is that I took it too seriously. Actually I took it as a special day in the history of my blog. Okie, relax. Just take it easy! It is mine. I have the rights to change it with my over-changing moods, like a diary.

Turn to the points, I looked through some Chinese websites about E-learning during the last two hours. To my big surprise, the research depth in this field in China is far from what I thought before. I immediately felt that I am a lucky dog who can stand on the shoulders of giants. Well, pretty good, isn't it? What I need to do is to read them as many as possible, then climb out something(not for sure what exactly they are. Anyway, I am a idea creater. I am confident that I could do that. Or hope so at least).

To be frank, I do not have a strong background in this field. However, I always believe that interest is the best teacher. I could never ever forget that after the first ICT lecture by Professor Richard Andrews at the University of York, how excited I was. I kept browsing the related websites for three whole nights. When I expressed my interest in SLA in ICT education, my former supervisor Dr. Harriet Marshall( She was the final year Ph. D student at the University of Cambridge then) greatly encouraged me to do research in this field, but she knew little about it. In order to support me to have enough time to write my research proposal used for MPhil/Ph.D application, she even allowed me to cancel citizenship education presentation. Finally, when she nodded head to my proposal, I saw the beginning of my MPhil/Ph.D study.

I am still a young lady without enough life or working experience, however, I am maturer than my peers. I am the vice-president of the student union at college(more than 15000 students), and the first graduate who find a job in my department(totally 246 graduates). I am a person who always knows what I really want. The days when I worked for Viacom Asia in Beijing were wonderful! One of the best offices in Beijing, high salary, smart and pretty colleagues, five-star business hotels. All right, so what? They are just something which cannot make my heart on. That's just a kind of life I cannot feel my soul. However, when I touch my current research, I feel my heart becomes warm. That's a kind feeling which makes you full. They are something you can keep thinking over without push. With it, you never feel hopeless. Just be used to taking it as portion of your life!

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