Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges

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Edmundson, Andrea
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jul 31, 2006 - Education - 374 pages
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Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges explores the issues educators, administrators, and instructional designers face when transferring knowledge and skills to other cultures through e-learning. Most e-learning courses have been designed in Western cultures, but the largest and fastest-growing consumer groups live in Eastern cultures.

Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges presents a broad perspective of culture and e-learning issues, relevant research, implications of cultural differences in online education, and the anticipated challenges to implementing e-learning in other countries. It also explores theoretical philosophies of education, and examines issues related to language. Globalized E-Learning Cultural Challenges gives researchers, educators, and administrators several practical approaches to analyzing and adapting e-learning for other cultures.

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Andrea Edmundson is the chief executive officer of eWorld Learning, USA, a company that provides consulting and e-project management on the strategic design and implementation of e-learning programs, In particular, she emphasizes accessibility – both culturally and for assistive technologies - for all learners. She earned her doctoral degree in education, specializing in educational technology, at Walden University, and her master’s degree in agricultural education, with a specialization in adult education and international development at the University of Arizona. She speaks four languages and has worked in more than 15 countries. She is responsible for creating and implementing more than 60 training programs and workshops across many disciplines, many in e-learning formats, to organizations throughout the world. She also teaches online graduates courses for several universities. In addition to her research on the cultural dimensions of globalized e-learning, she has published several articles and presented conference sessions on adapting e-learning for other cultures and on maximizing the e-learning experience for all learners. [Editor]

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