Teaching Students in Mainland China: Factors for Consideration with Online Learning

William A. Sadera (Towson University, USA) and David Robinson (Towson University, USA)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 221
EISBN13: 9781609606855|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-989-7.ch010
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This case study examines the design, implementation and cultural challenges of delivering an online university course to a group of 21 Mainland Chinese educators. Culturally influenced challenges included: culturally different learning styles, inhibited online communication, and language issues. A mid-course survey and an end of the semester course evaluation tool provided anecdotal data to facilitate enacting solutions for the challenges presented in the design and delivery of the course.
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