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Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2011
This research examines driving issues forcing change in international higher education, changes institutions might adopt to adapt to those drivers, new academic policies, and concludes with consideration of the promise and peril the future might hold. The interrelated issues of governance, funding, faculty, technologies, curriculum, and so on, are…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, International Education, Educational Policy
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2011
This doctoral research examines the challenges, objectives, goals, strategies, and tactics facing leaders, administrators, faculty, students, and other stakeholders with an interest in international higher education. These broad topics necessarily encompass many factors including the market forces of globalization, increasing competition,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Global Approach, Educational Change
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2011
This research was conducted in the development of courses for students from multiple nations at two California universities, applying cross-cultural tactics in course content and design. The paper examines the evolution of courses in Global Issues and Global Economics, including the theoretical foundations of socioeconomic development, how those…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Course Content, Values, Cultural Context
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2008
This article considers various learning theories, applied to three key transforming areas in adult education in general, and distance learning in particular: the andragogical issues, the technical issues, and the cultural issues. Cultural Dimension Indexes from Hofstede (1997) are appended. (Contains 1 chart.)
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Distance Education, Prior Learning, Adult Education
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2008
This article begins with an examination of the early building blocks of intelligence and learning through signs and symbols, such as examined by Vygotsky and Freire. Then the inquiry moves into methods of achieving resonance as praxis of learning as expanded on by Freire, and connecting with students by addressing their multiple intelligences as…
Descriptors: Signs, Semiotics, Multiple Intelligences, Emotional Intelligence
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2007
The effective use of transcultural themes and images may help promote positive resonance in international settings, such as found in the traditional and online classrooms of globalizing higher education. Findings of transculturally resonant themes and images may be applied to international classroom pedagogy through such means as multimedia…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Multimedia Instruction, Economics Education, Foreign Students
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2006
Governments and individuals are increasingly turning to education to provide a deeper understanding of the world at large. However, with only 17 percent of the world's population able to advance beyond secondary education levels, new technologies and learning models are called upon to fulfill the need. Current developments in computer versatility,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Global Approach, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2005
Educators of international students are frequently challenged to cope with a clashing diversity of cultures in a classroom setting. This study examined what sorts of themes and images might resonate across nationalities and cultures, which could then be used as tools to aid an instructional framework for international education. The study employed…
Descriptors: Social Change, Methods, Cultural Differences, International Education
Van Hook, Steven R. – Online Submission, 2004
This paper examines current issues, trends, and methods in learning institutions of higher education, including how global, multicultural, and technological developments have altered methods of instruction and the way education is administered, with a particular emphasis on adult learning in international environments. It also considers how…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Colleges, International Educational Exchange