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ERIC Number: EJ1061482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1939-5256
Rules of Engagement: Considering Good Policy and Practice with Online Military Learners
Starr-Glass, David
Online Learning, v19 n1 p92-101 2015
In online distance learning environments military learners may not stand out or be particularly distinctive from their non-military peers. However, military learners do possess a degree of difference that needs to be recognized. The military can be considered to possess a Janusian culture--two distinctive cultural patterns that emerge in different situations. The culture military learners display in online distance learning situations is not particularly different from their non-military peers. However, online facilitators should be aware of the cultural dimension and the difficulties military learners encounter when participating online. Drawn from the author's ten years' experience working with military learners, this article explains these different cultural perspectives, explores the negative impacts of stereotyping, and provides practical suggestions for harnessing the strengths of these learners in productive online learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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