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Cases on Cultural Implications and Considerations in Online Learning

Book Description

Expectations – of life, work, education, and so forth – are rooted in cultural values. As a result, access to an engagement with online learning is a culture-bound experience.

Cases on Cultural Implications and Considerations in Online Learning illustrates ways in which to reach and engage learners across cultures by using online learning that accommodates cultural differences and preferences. This casebook helps online educators understand what cultural expectations their students have before they create online programs and tailor their instructional designs for multicultural and international learners.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SECTION 1: CULTURAL EXPECTATIONS
    3. SECTION 2: CULTURAL ACCESSIBILITY
    4. SECTION 3: CONTENT GLOBALIZATION
    5. SECTION 4: INSTRUCTIONAL GLOBALIZATION
    6. SECTION 5: INSTITUTIONAL GLOBALIZATION
    7. CONCLUSION
  5. Section 1: Cultural Expectations
    1. Chapter 1: Designing Culturally Appropriate E-Learning for Learners from an Arabic Background
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CULTURAL PREFERENCES AND ONLINE LEARNING IN OMAN
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. CHALLENGES
    2. Chapter 2: Collabor8
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. CURRENT, FUTURE, OR RELATED CHALLENGES
    3. Chapter 3: Chinese Postgraduate Students Learning Online in New Zealand
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION OR SITUATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. SCENARIO PLANNING
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION
      6. RESULTS
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. LESSONS LEARNED
      9. CURRENT, FUTURE, OR RELATED CHALLENGES
    4. Chapter 4: Incorporating “World View” into the LMS or CMS is Best
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. AN EXAMPLE
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. LESSONS LEARNED
      6. CURRENT, FUTURE, AND RELATED CHALLENGES
  6. Section 2: Cultural Accessibility
    1. Chapter 5: Cultural Implications of E-Learning Access (and Divides)
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION: UNDERSTANDING E-LEARNING ACCESS
      3. BACKGROUND AND SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: EXAMINING MULTIPLE LAYERS OF E-LEARNING ACCESS
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    2. Chapter 6: Blended Learning Internationalization from the Commonwealth
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SITUATION BACKGROUND
      3. CASE DESCRIPTIONS
      4. ANALYSIS OF SOLUTIONS
      5. LESSONS LEARNED
      6. FUTURE CHALLENGES
    3. Chapter 7: Developing an E-Learning Course for a Global Legal Firm
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION OR SITUATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. LESSONS LEARNED
      6. CURRENT, FUTURE, OR RELATED CHALLENGES
      7. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 8: Integrating Culture with E-Learning Management System Design
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. CURRENT AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
  7. Section 3: Content Globalization
    1. Chapter 9: Developing a Grassroots Cross-Cultural Partnership to Enhance Student Experiences
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. PROJECT OUTLINE
      6. CHALLENGES FACING THE PROJECT
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Cultural Adaptation of E-Learning Courseware
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION OR SITUATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. CURRENT, FUTURE, OR RELATED CHALLENGES
    3. Chapter 11: Culturally Significant Signs, Symbols, and Philosophical Belief Systems within E-Learning Environments
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. EXAMPLES OF THE CAVE TEACHERS
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
      9. Mini Cases
      10. Translations! What are They Good For?
      11. Online Learning – The Comfortable Environment
  8. Section 4: Instructional Globalization
    1. Chapter 12: Collaborative Reflection in Globally Distributed Inter-Cultural Course Teams
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      5. LESSONS LEARNED
    2. Chapter 13: A Multidisciplinary Project Integrating Marketing Research, Art and Spanish Language for Social Sciences
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. METHODOLOGY FOR ANALYZING TEACHING-LEARNING OUTCOMES
      6. CONCLUSION, LIMITATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 14: ORIENT
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. THE ORIENT APPLICATION: EMOTION, PERSONALITY, CULTURE
      6. Learning in ORIENT: Theories and Outcomes
      7. HOW EFFECTIVE ARE VIRTUAL LEARNING APPLICATIONS?
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 15: Learning in Cross-Cultural Online MBA Courses
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SITUATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. FUTURE CHALLENGES
  9. Section 5: Institutional Globalization
    1. Chapter 16: Integrated Cross-Cultural Virtual Classroom Exchange Program
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND: PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND ICT POLICY
      3. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 17: International Collaboration in Distance Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Index