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Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education

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Diversity among university students plays a significant role in raising awareness of numerous issues surrounding cultural heritage, language differences, cross-cultural collaboration, and international education. The integration of technological tools can assist students in cooperating nationally and internationally both in their current educational and future professional settings. Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education: Global Perspectives encompasses the latest research on the impact and integration of technology into international education and culturally diverse learning environments. Providing the latest teaching and learning methods, technologies, and approaches at the university level, this publication is a useful reference for academics, educational administrators in public and private institutions, and information society researchers.

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
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. SECTION 1
    2. SECTION 2
    3. SECTION 3
    4. SECTION 4
  8. Section 1: Multicultural Awareness and Student Exchange
    1. Chapter 1: A Model to Build an Intercultural Professional Learning Community in a Latin American Higher Education Network
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. 1. METHODOLOGY RESEARCH, TOOLS AND “VALUE CYCLE”
      5. 2. THE TEACHER PROFILE AS A COOPERATIVE WORK IN AVAC
      6. 3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. 4. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 2: Intercultural Collaborative Learning Scenarios in E-Business Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LEARNING SETTING AND ITS APPLICATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
    3. Chapter 3: Social Science Universals
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PROBLEMS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Student Mobility in Higher Education Explained by Cultural and Technological Awareness in Taiwan
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. GLOBAL CONTEXT OF STUDENT MOBILITY
      4. 3. FACTORS AFFECTING INTERNATIONAL STUDY
      5. 4. CULTURAL DIVERSITY OR TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS
      6. 5. CASE STUDY OF TAIWAN
      7. 6. DETECTING THE REASONS FOR OUTBOUND STUDY
      8. 7. DETECTING THE REASONS FOR INBOUND STUDY
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
      10. 9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 5: A Sociocultural Approach to Developing Online Drill and Practice TOEIC Preparation Materials for EFL Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXTUALIZATION IN GLOBAL D-AND-P ENGLISH LEARNING MATERIALS
      4. IN-HOUSE TOEIC PREPARATION MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: E-Learning
    1. Chapter 6: A Virtual Learning Process Environment and Comparison with Conventional E-Learning Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONVENTIONAL E-LEARNING SYSTEMS
      4. LEARNING PROCESS MANAGEMENT AND PEDAGOGY
      5. THE VIRTUAL LEARNING PROCESS ENVIRONMENT (VLPE) CONCEPT
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 7: E-Learning Math Course Design Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESIGN PROCESS OVERVIEW
      5. TEMPLATE OF THE E-LEARNING COURSE
      6. CONTENT DESIGN
      7. BLOCK DESIGN TOOL
      8. BLOCK DESIGN
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITION
    3. Chapter 8: E-Learning Tools Applied in Teaching English at the University Level
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. CONTENT DESIGN AND THE HUMAN FACTOR IN ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 9: Evaluating a Learning Management System to Support Classroom Teaching
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
      4. EVALUATING THE MOODLE PLATFORM
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 10: Learning Cultures and Multiculturalism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEARNING CULTURE AND CULTURAL IMPACT
      4. THE CASES AND THE STUDY
      5. CULTURAL CHALLENGES
      6. CULTURAL ADVANTAGES
      7. LIMITATIONS AND THE WAY FORWARD
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 11: Blended Learning at Ajman University of Science and Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BLENDED LEARNING AT AUST
      4. BENEFITS OF BLENDED LEARNING
      5. CHALLENGES OF BLENDED LEARNING
      6. STUDENT SATISFACTION
      7. FACULTY SATISFACTION
      8. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      9. STUDENT SATISFACTION
      10. INSTRUCTOR SATISFACTION
      11. LIMITATIONS
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. ADDITIONAL READING
      16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Teaching Assessments, Methods, and Approaches
    1. Chapter 12: Comparing Learning Styles and Technology Acceptance of Two Culturally Different Groups of Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. APPENDIX A
      10. APPENDIX B
    2. Chapter 13: An Intelligent System for Learning First Order Logic to Clause Form Conversion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. FOLTO CF CONVERSION
      5. SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND FUNCTIONALITY
      6. INTELLIGENT DATA ANALYSIS
      7. USER INTERACTION
      8. EVALUATION
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 4: Teaching via Technologies
    1. Chapter 14: Applying a Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Framework in Ethiopian English Language Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
      4. OBJECTIVE
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. IMPLICATIONS OF THE TPACK FRAMEWORK FOR ETHIOPIAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS PREPARATION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 15: Computer Skills and Prior Experience with E-Learning Courses as Factors that Affect Development of Intellectual Thinking Dispositions in Online Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH PROCEDURE
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 16: Envisioning Mobile Learning as the Future of Teaching and Learning via Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION AND MOBILE LEARNING
      4. 3. DEFINITIONAL ASPECTS OF MOBILE LEARNING
      5. 4. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES OF MOBILE LEARNING
      6. 5. FRAMEWORKS AND MODELS FOR MOBILE LEARNING
      7. 6. CHALLENGES FOR MOBILE LEARNING IMPLEMENTATIONS AND THEORY DEVELOPMENT
      8. 7. FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 17: Interactive Multimedia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. IMPLEMENTATION
      6. PILOT STUDY RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 18: Massive Open Online Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORIES OF DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AND BUSINESS MODELS
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. SCENARIOS AND STRATEGIES
      7. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors