Higher Learning int eh Pacific: Reflections on Diversity and Technology in a Capstone Course

Higher Learning int eh Pacific: Reflections on Diversity and Technology in a Capstone Course

Kirk Johnson (University of Guam, USA), Jonathan K. Lee (University of Guam, USA), Rebecca A. Stephenson (University of Guam, USA) and Julius C.S. Cena (University of Guam, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-316-6.ch013
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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of particular issues of diversity and technology within an island university. The chapter’s central focus rests on the complexity of both concepts within the context of higher education in the Pacific. In particular, the chapter highlights both the challenges and opportunities that the university faces as it attempts to address the unique multicultural landscape of the Western Pacific region and its technological realities. It focuses on a capstone senior-level course as a case study, and explores the possibilities inherent in directly addressing issues of diversity and technology while at the same time accomplishing the course’s prescribed academic goals. The chapter concludes by outlining 10 important lessons learned from the experience that others can benefit from, and establishes the importance of such a capstone experience for both students and faculty alike.

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