Baomin Qi

Work place: Bolton Business School, University of Bolton, Bolton, UK



Research Interests: Business & Economics, Business, Digital Marketing


Baomin Qi (PhD) is senior lecturer of Bolton Business School at the University of Bolton. Her research focuses on the topics of development of e-business strategy, e-supply chain management, systems integration, and e-learning. Her research work has been published in a range of international refereed conferences and Journals. She is currently supervising three PhD students. Her teaching focuses on the innovative e-business, e-marketing and projects management, and she has supervised over 50 Master’s theses. Prior to pursue her academic career, she had worked within manufacturing industry for ten years as senior engineer, and gained first hand experience of engineering design and innovation.

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E-learning Tools to Improve Students’ Learning Experience: a case study

By Baomin Qi Lu Liu Chengbo Wang

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2009

E-learning refers to the way people communicate and learn electronically which has only recently emerged as a key source of competitive advantage in the information society. With the development of the Information and Communication Technologies, E-Learning is argued to become a new and effective learning method and environment besides classroom based learning. Although still an emerging field, many researchers suggest that it offers many benefits that are radically different from a conventional classroom-based learning environment and can still generate result for students. It could be providing independent learning programme for internal students, external students, distant students, and training purpose. However, it is also revealed in literature that E-Learning has been used more indirectly as a tool for organising study courses and educational programmes. The questions such as “can E-Learning be made as a learning strategy” and “can E-Learning replace classroom-based modes of learning and teaching” remain unanswered. This research intends to explore various aspects with regards to how and to what extent E-Learning has been used to improve teaching and learning activities using the University of Bolton as a case study. It also intends to verify the main findings from the literature review via employing a case study approach and hence make comparisons between the national trends of E-Learning usage and the chosen case. The main research findings from this study are presented in this paper.

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