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ERIC Number: EJ947589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Korean and Foreign Students' Perceptions of the Teacher's Role in a Multicultural Online Learning Environment in Korea
Lee, Dong Yub
Educational Technology Research and Development, v59 n6 p913-935 Dec 2011
This study investigated Korean and foreign students' perception of the teacher's role in multicultural online learning environments in Korea. On the basis of a literature review, a survey questionnaire was developed and piloted with 248 university students in Korea. The questionnaire was subsequently modified on the basis of the results of the pilot study, and a final 20-item questionnaire was constructed. Three hundred and eighty-four university students participated in the main study. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were used for statistical analyses. The results indicated that students have a particular perception of the teacher's role in a multicultural online learning environment. Five different types of teacher's roles--pedagogical, managerial, technical, affective, and differentiating--were identified. The teacher's affective and differentiating roles, which were not identified as crucial in previous research, were found to be significant roles for both Korean and foreign students. (Contains 2 figures and 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea