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Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training

Book Description

The rapid growth in online and virtual learning opportunities has created culturally diverse university classes and corporate training sessions. Instruction for these learning opportunities must adjust to meet participant needs. Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training brings together professional discourse regarding best practices, challenges, and insights on both higher education and corporate training settings. This book is a vital instrument for instructional designers, faculty, administrators, corporate trainers, students and researchers interested in design and facilitation of online learning for a global audience.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Designing and Delivering Web-Based Instruction to Adult Learners in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VIDEO WELCOME TO THE ADULT WEB-BASED LEARNING
    4. DIAGNOSTIC QUESTIONNAIRE (SURVEY)
    5. ADULT LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS AND WEB INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
    6. CONSTRUCTIVISM AND WEB-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR ADULTS
    7. CONNECTIVIST THEORY AND ADULT WEB-BASED LEARNING
    8. DEFINING TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION
    9. INTERNET RESOURCES AND ONLINE INSTRUCTION
    10. INTEGRATING CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES INTO WEB-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR ADULT LEARNERS
    11. TIPS AND APROACHES IN DESIGNING WEB INSTRUCTION FOR ADULTS
    12. THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY LEADERS IN WEB-BASED INSTRUCTION
    13. BARRIERS TO ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN
    14. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 2: Cultural Orientation Differences and their Implications for Online Learning Satisfaction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. FINDINGS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 3: Adult Millennials
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ADULT LEARNERS: CHARACTERISTICS AND ASSUMPTIONS
    4. CHARACTERISTICS AND TRAITS OF MILLENNIALS
    5. COMPARING ADULT LEARNER AND MILLENNIAL CHARACTERISTICS
    6. IMPLICATIONS FOR ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 4: Cultural-Pedagogical Norms in Iranian Virtual Higher Education Institutions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STUDY FOCUS
    4. METHOD
    5. E-LEARNING COURSE IN AN IRANIAN VIRTUAL INSTITUTION
    6. FINDINGS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. Appendix
  13. Chapter 5: Culture Aware M-Learning Classification Framework for African Countries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHOD
    5. FRAMEWORK
    6. RESULTS: FOUR CATEGORIES OF CROSS CULTURAL M-LEARNING PROJECTS
    7. CROSS-CATEGORY ANALYSIS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  14. Chapter 6: Differences in Generational Characteristics and Their Implications for Cross-Cultural Online Learning and Knowledge Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHARACTERISTICS OF MULTI-GENERATIONS
    4. DISCUSSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
    5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  15. Chapter 7: Adult Learners Online
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE ABC’S OF LEARNING DIFFERENCES
    4. PERSONNEL MAKING AN IMPACT, THE ROLE OF DESIGNERS, FACULTY, AND ADMINISTRATORS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  16. Chapter 8: Understanding Online Cultural Learning Styles and Academic Performance of Management Students in an Ethnic Context
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ONLINE LEARNING
    4. PSYCHE AND CULTURE
    5. PAKISTAN CULTURE
    6. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING THEORY
    7. CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF LEARNING FRAMEWORK
    8. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
    9. SEM ANALYSIS OF MODEL ‘A,’ ‘B,’ AND ‘C’
    10. RESULTS, INTERPRETATION, AND DISCUSSION
    11. CONCLUSION, IMPLICATIONS, AND DIRECTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
  17. Chapter 9: Cross-Cultural Challenges in the Design and Delivery of Online Language Programs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INGREDIENTS OF AN ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSE
    4. DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE SWAHILI ONLINE COURSE
    5. CROSS-CULTURAL REFLECTIONS ON ONLINE COURSES
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 10: Learning through Immersive Virtual Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL LEARNING AND ITS APPLICATION
    5. IMPLICATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH WORK AND CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 11: A Place for Culture in Instructional Design
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHALLENGES
    4. COMBATING THE CHALLENGES
    5. INTROSPECTION
    6. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 12: Best Practices of Teaching Cross-Cultural Adults in Online Format
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BENEFITS OF ONLINE LEARNING
    4. CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD CROSS-CULTURAL ONLINE LEARNING
    5. CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD ONLINE TEACHERS/TRAINERS
    6. EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR CROSS-CULTURAL ONLINE LEARNING
    7. IMPORTANCE OF EVALUATION OF ONLINE LEARNING
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 13: Preparing for Online and Distance Learning Courses
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHOD
    5. DATA ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS
    6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
  22. Chapter 14: Social Presence and Student Engagement in Online Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRATEGIES TO FOSTER SOCIAL PRESENCE AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
    4. STRATEGIES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS
    5. RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 15: The Role of Social Constructivist Instructional Approaches in Facilitating Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  24. Compilation of References
  25. About the Contributors