Diversity Chalenges in Online Learning

Diversity Chalenges in Online Learning

Cecilia Stanton (Capella University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-699-0.ch001
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Delivering online quality education and equal access requires a commitment to diverse learner populations. This chapter outlines some of the reasons why online learning has become a popular vehicle for pursuing educational goals for minority learners. The author also indicates challenges that must be overcome in order to serve a diverse online student body. She also urges educational leadership to begin a dialogue on on-learning and communication styles, cultural competence in curriculum, academic preparedness, language barriers, and access to technology as they relate to success in the online learning environment.

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