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ERIC Number: EJ1050731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Internationalisation in Online Distance Learning Postgraduate Education: A Case Study on Student Views on Learning Alongside Students from Other Countries
Gemmell, Isla; Harrison, Roger; Clegg, Judith; Reed, Katie
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v52 n2 p137-147 2015
Internationalisation in higher education has been shown to provide both intellectual and cultural benefits to students which can help in their future employment. This case study describes student views on learning alongside students from different countries in an online distance learning environment. Seventy-three students undertaking the online Master of Public Health programme at Manchester University, UK completed the survey which explored student experiences, views and opinions on aspects of the course. Learning about other countries' health systems and the experiences of public health professionals in other countries were identified as a key benefit of studying alongside students from other countries. Students were able to appreciate other perspectives, reconsider their own attitudes and improve their understanding of the context of public health issues. The benefits of learning alongside students from other countries can be enhanced within an online learning environment through the appropriate use of discussion boards and other online learning strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Manchester)