Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design

Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design

Karen L. Milheim (Walden University, USA)
Projected Release Date: November, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 335
ISBN13: 9781522531203|ISBN10: 1522531203|EISBN13: 9781522531210|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3120-3


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.

Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design 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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication Tools
  • Cultural Differences
  • Cultural Inclusion
  • Design Assessment
  • Global Classroom Design
  • Global E-Learning
  • Intercultural Education

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Karen Milheim is the Associate Director of the Academic Skills Center and Contributing Faculty member in the Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. She earned her EdD in Adult Education (Penn State Harrisburg), and MEd in Instructional Systems (Penn State Great Valley). Her primary research interests focus on the intersection of adult education, online learning, and cultural difference in the classroom. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and other published works.