A Study on the Development of University English Teachers’ Professional Quality Based on Virtual Learning Community

Shujing WU

Abstract


The model of university English teaching has been changed significantly by the development of the computers and Internet, which require a higher professional quality for university English teachers. The development of university English teachers’ professional quality in a network environment is the fundamental factor that guarantees the high efficiency of university English teaching. Based on the theories of Constructivism Learning Theory and Group Dynamics, a virtual learning community was established and an experimental study was carried out. The results showed that the Virtual Learning Community could improve autonomous and collaborative learning of the university English teachers, with their individual intelligence developed and their collective intelligence converged. Therefore, Virtual Learning Community is an effective way for the development of university English teachers’ professional quality.

Keywords


University English teacher; Professional quality; Virtual learning community

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