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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, 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