Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design, 1st Edition

  • Karen L. Milheim
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  • ISBN-10: 1522531211
  • ISBN-13: 9781522531210
  • DDC: 370.117
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 355 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Higher education programs are continuously expanding globally and now, students who are enrolled in online courses can reside anywhere in the world. Due to this phenomenon, institutions are forced to adapt to serve their remote students. This book provides emerging information on designing online courses recognizing cultural differences, building effective learning environments and forums, and integrating classroom aesthetics. While highlighting the challenges of online education and intercultural learning, readers will learn valuable ways to maximize student communication, learning, and other culturally diverse classroom tools. This publication is an important resource for instructional designers, graduate students, academics, and other higher education professionals seeking current research on the best ways to globally expand online higher education.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Culturally Responsive Instructional Design.
1: Distance Learning Course Design: Considering International Learners and Diversity.
2: Designing for Immediacy and Culture.
3: Learning to Become an Online Learner in a Chinese University: A Tale of Transformative Pedagogy.
4: Exploring Social Presence in the Culturally Diverse Online Classroom.
Supporting Student Culture and Diversity.
5: Bridging the Social, Academic, and Cultural Divide for International Students: Using Peer-to-Peer Support Strategies Online.
6: Culture and Communication Online: The Inclusion of International and Non-Native Language Learners.
7: Social Presence and Cultural Identity: Exploring Culturally Responsive Instructional Design in the Online Environment.
8: A Historically Black College’s Approach to Integrating Culturally Diverse Teaching and Learning Strategies in an Online Classroom Platform.
Global eLearning.
9: Implementing eLearning in a Global Organization: Pitfalls, Successes, and Considerations.
10: The Influence of Cultural Factors on Corporate Training in East Asia: Perspectives From Systems Theory, Human Resource Development, and Instructional Systems Design.
11: Impacts of MOOCs on Online Learning and Campus-Based Course Design.
Instructional Design Models, Frameworks, and Research.
12: Modelling for Value Systems in a Diverse Online Program in the Caribbean.
13: Addressing Critical Multiculturalism in Online Education Using a Poly-Framework Approach.
14: Designing Engaging Online Environments: Universal Design for Learning Principles.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.