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Globalized e-learning cultural challenges

Author: Andrea Edmundson
Publisher: Hershey, PA : Information Science Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book's purpose is to inform educators and instructional designers of issues and cultural misunderstandings that could hinder the effective transfer of knowledge when e-learning is exported to other cultures. Addressing these cultural challenges will enhance the effectiveness of e-learning, thereby supporting the societal benefits of increased access to education at a global level"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Globalized e-learning cultural challenges.
Hershey, PA : Information Science Pub., ©2007
(OCoLC)74908119
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Edmundson
ISBN: 1599043017 9781599043012 1599043025 9781599043029 1599043033 9781599043036
OCLC Number: 68624107
Description: xiv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword by Gert Jan Hofstede --
Preface by Andrea Edmundson --
Section 1: The big picture --
Culture and e-learning from global perspectives --
The meaning of culture in online education: implications for teaching, learning and design / Chun-Min Wang and Thomas C. Reeves --
Challenges to implementing e-learning in lesser developed countries / Bolanle Olaniran --
Designing quality online education to promote cross-cultural understanding / Youmei Liu --
African education perspectives on culture and e-learning convergence / Wanjira Kinuthia --
Intercultural dimensions in the information society: reflections on designing and developing culturally oriented learning / Nektaria Palaiologou --
Section 2: Western philosophies and theoretical foundations in e-learning --
Theorizing and realizing the globalized classroom / Steve McCarty --
Do the philosophical foundations of online learning disadvantage non-western students? / David Catterick --
Theorizing a multiple cultural instructional design model for e-learning and e-teaching / Lyn Henderson. Section 3: Language and semiotics --
How to globalize online course content / Martin Schell --
E-learning localized: the case of the OOPS project / Grace Lin and Mimi Lee --
What can cave walls teach us? / Ruth Gannon Cook and Caroline Crawford --
Electronic paralanguage: interfacing with the international / Katherine Watson --
Section 4: Addressing issues of cross-cultural instructional design --
Adapting e-learning across cultural boundaries: a framework for quality learning, pedagogy and interaction / Catherine McLoughlin --
Universal design for culturally diverse online learning / Jane Eberle and Marcus Childress --
Beyond localization: effective learning strategies for cross-cultural e-learning / Patrick Dunn and Alessandra Marinetti --
The Cultural Adaptation Process (CAP) model: designing e-learning for another culture / Andrea Edmundson --
Communication barriers and conflict in cross-cultural e-learning / Rita Zaltsman --
Multicultural e-learning teamwork: social and cultural characteristics and influence / Datta Kaur Khalsa --
Modern technology and mass education: a case study of a global virtual learning system / Ahmed Ali --
Section 5: Conclusion --
the treasure trove / Andrea Edmundson.
Responsibility: Andrea Edmundson, editor.
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