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ERIC Number: ED565976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 249
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ISBN: 978-1-3037-2064-2
A Case Study of Understanding the Influence of Cultural Patterns on International Students' Perception and Experience with Online Learning
Paralejas, Cynthia G.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northern Illinois University
This dissertation aimed to understand the influence of cultural patterns on international students' perception and experience with online learning. This case study utilized Hofstede's cultural dimension model as an interpretative framework to understand what are the international students' perceptions and experiences with online courses. Two research questions guided this case study: what are the international students' preferences and perceptions regarding online learning; and how are international students' online learning experiences influenced by the four course design elements due to cultural patterns? The case study found that international students have particular preferences regarding the four course design elements, namely, (a) design and form of presentation, (b) facilitative information, (c) types and nature of assessment/assignment, and (d) nature of feedback. The case study also found the international students who had prior online learning experience observed that the course design of the courses they took in the past did not address some of the design preferences they would like to be present in the course. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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