Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA) and Kenneth Kungu (Clayton State University, USA)
Projected Release Date: April, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 400
ISBN13: 9781522582861|ISBN10: 152258286X|EISBN13: 9781522582878|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8286-1


Online learning has been touted as one way of reducing the cost of higher education while simultaneously addressing the increasing demand for educational opportunity and providing access to hitherto “left out” populations. Many universities are defying tradition by offering completely online degrees for global participants. As such, research is needed to improve the design of online and virtual learning environments to ensure that they are inclusive and culturally adaptive for the global education marketplace.

The Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education shares paradigms, perspectives, insights, challenges, and best practices for the instructional design and delivery of cross-cultural adult web-based learning experiences and examines adult learner characteristics and competencies critical for the design of these applications. The content within this publication covers trending topics including virtual learning, culturally adaptive environments, and online education and is intended for instructional designers, faculty, administrators, students, and researchers.

Topics Covered

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

  • Adult Learners
  • Communication Technologies
  • Computer Technologies
  • Culturally Adaptive Environments
  • Global Education
  • Instructional Design
  • Online Education
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Virtual Learning
  • Web-based learning

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.