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What is Border

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Newbury House Dictionary of American English defines the word border as the legal line separating two states or countries. For example, we crossed the Mexican border into the USA. The word border can also be used as a verb. For example, the trees border the road on both sides. In this article, the word Border also means the legal line separating two states or countries. Although the legal line exists, it no longer separates a learner from a teacher because distance learning technologies have broken down this legal line. Learners may have their citizenship and passport. However, when they join the global education community via distance learning technologies, the legal line as defined by the word border no longer exists to some degree.
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Classroom Without Borders
Viktor Wang (California State University - Long Beach, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-881-9.ch016
Today the global education community has become the buzz term in the realm of education and training. Learners in every location around the globe must acquire new skills, be literate, and understand constantly changing dynamics in globalization (Schrum, 2000, p. 91). College courses taught in the United States of America can be taken by students in Asia. Likewise, courses taught in Europe can be taken by learners in North America. Although younger learners like to travel to a different university in a different country in order to obtain a much-desired degree and to get cultural immersion in order to learn a different language, nontraditional learners prefer taking courses offered by foreign universities or corporations in foreign countries via distance education technologies in their home countries. This is not to say that nontraditional learners do not like to travel to foreign countries. Rather, they have multiple work and family responsibilities (Wang, 2006) that prevent them from being away from home for a long time. Obtaining a college degree is a several years long endeavor to anyone.
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The official boundary of a distinct geographical or political jurisdiction, which serves as a critical control point for regulating or limiting the movement of people, animals, plants, and other goods into and out of a designated area or region.
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