Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599043033
  • ISBN-13: 9781599043036
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 357 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Globalized e-Learning Cultural Challenges explores the issues educators, administrators, and instructional designers face when transferring knowledge and skills to other cultures through e-learning. Most e-learning courses have been designed in Western cultures, but the largest and fastest-growing consumer groups live in Eastern cultures.

Globalized e-Learning Cultural Challenges presents a broad perspective of culture and e-learning issues, relevant research, implications of cultural differences in online education, and the anticipated challenges to implementing e-learning in other countries. It also explores theoretical philosophies of education, and examines issues related to language. Globalized e-Learning Cultural Challenges gives researchers, educators, and administrators several practical approaches to analyzing and adapting e-learning for other cultures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges: Table of Contents.
1: The Big Picture: Culture and E-Learning from Global Perspectives.
2: The Meaning of Culture in Online Education: Implications for Teaching, Learning, and Design.
3: Challenges to Implementing E-Learning in Lesser-Developed Countries.
4: Designing Quality Online Education to Promote Cross-Cultural Understanding.
5: African Education Perspectives on Culture and E-Learning Convergence.
6: Intercultural Dimensions in the Information Society: Reflections on Designing and Developing Culturally-Oriented Learning.
7: Western Philosophies and Theoretical Foundations in E-Learning.
8: Theorizing and Realizing the Globalized Classroom.
9: Do the Philosophical Foundations of Online Learning Disadvantage Non-Western Students?.
10: Theorizing a Multiple Cultures Instructional Design Model for E-Learning and E-Teaching.
11: Language and Semiotics.
12: How to Globalize Online Course Content.
13: E-Learning Localized: The Case of the OOPS Project.
14: What Can Cave Walls Teach Us?.
15: Electronic Paralanguage: Interfacing with the International.
16: Addressing Issues of Cross-Cultural Instructional Design.
17: Adapting E-Learning Across Cultural Boundaries: A Framework for Quality Learning, Pedagogy, and Interaction.
18: Universal Design for Culturally-Diverse Online Learning.
19: Beyond Localization: Effective Learning Strategies for Cross-Cultural E-Learning.
20: The Cultural Adaptation Process (CAP) Model: Designing E-Learning for Another Culture.
21: Communication Barriers and Conflicts in Cross-Cultural E-Learning.
22: Multi-Cultural E-Learning Teamwork: Social and Cultural Characteristics and Influence.
23: Modern Technology and Mass Education: A Case Study of a Global Virtual Learning System.
24: Conclusion.
25: The Treasure Trove.
About the Authors.