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ERIC Number: ED508852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 357
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: 1-5990-4301-7
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).
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Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Australia; Canada; China; Japan; United States