ERIC Number: ED485018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Reference Count: 14
Taking Synchronous Online Courses in the United States: The Perceptions from Asian Students
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
Online learning has become a new paradigm in education, but very few research-based studies have addressed the multicultural aspects of online learning. Using interviews and observations, this study examines the perceptions of Asian students while taking synchronous online courses in the United States. The specific questions explored in this study are: (1) How do Asian students shift their learning styles from physical classrooms to synchronous online learning environments? (2) What are Asian students' opinions of synchronous online courses? (3) How do Asian students interact in synchronous online learning environments? (4) How do the instructional dimensions of synchronous online courses accommodate the needs of Asian students?
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Graduate Students, Virtual Classrooms, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Students, Educational Environment, Student Experience
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Washington, DC.