ERIC Number: ED508852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges
Edmundson, Andrea, Ed.
Information Science Publishing
"Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges" explores the issues educators, administrators, and instructional designers face when transferring knowledge and skills to other cultures through e-learning. Most e-learning courses have been designed in Western cultures, but the largest and fastest-growing consumer groups live in Eastern cultures. Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges presents a broad perspective of culture and e-learning issues, relevant research, implications of cultural differences in online education, and the anticipated challenges to implementing e-learning in other countries. It also explores theoretical philosophies of education, and examines issues related to language. Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges gives researchers, educators, and administrators several practical approaches to analyzing and adapting e-learning for other cultures. Chapters of this book include: (1) The Meaning of Culture in Online Education (Chun-Min Wang and Thomas Reeves); (2) Challenges to Implementing E-Learning in Lesser Developed Countries (Bolanle Olaniran); (3) Designing Quality Online Education to Promote Cross-Cultural Understanding (Youmei Liu); (4) Africa Education Perspectives on Culture and E-Learning Convergence (Wanjira Kinuthia); (5) Intercultural Dimensions in the Information Society (Nektaria Palaiologou); (6) Theorizing and Realizing the Globalized Classroom (Steve McCarty); (7) Do the Philosophical Foundations of Online Learning Disadvantage Non-Western Students? (David Catterick); (8) Theorizing a Multiple Cultures Instructional Design Model for E-Learning and E-Teaching (Lyn Henderson); (9) How to Globalize Online Course Content (Martin Schell); (10) E-Learning Localized (Meng-Fen Lin and Mimi Lee); (11) What Can Cave Walls Teach Us? (Ruth Cook and Caroline Crawford); (12) Electronic Paralanguage (Katherine Watson); (13) Adapting E-Learning Across Cultural Boundaries (Catherine McLoughlin); (14) Universal Design for Culturally-Diverse Online Learning (Jane Eberle and Marcus Childress); (15) Beyond Localization (Patrick Dunn and Alessandra Marinetti); (16) The Cultural Adaptation Process (CAP) Model (Andrea Edmundson); (17) Communication Barriers and Conflicts in Cross-Cultural E-Learning (Rita Zaltsman); (18) Multi-Cultural E-Learning Teamwork (Datta Khalsa); (19) Modern Technology and Mass Education (Ahmed Ali); and (20) The Treasure Trove (Andrea Edmundson).
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Global Approach, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Developing Nations, Cultural Awareness, Educational Quality, Instructional Design, Distance Education, Course Content, Access to Education, Barriers, Conflict, Intercultural Communication, Teamwork, Mass Instruction, Educationally Disadvantaged, Second Language Learning, Models
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