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Cross-Cultural Issues for Asian e-Learners: An Analysis Based on Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions
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, Florida Institute of Technology, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Abstract: When instruction is to be delivered by any medium, whether in a traditional e-learning mode or through the use of a blended learning model, cross-cultural issues have a major impact. This paper focuses on the cultural characteristics of Asian e-learners and uses Hofstede's cultural dimensions as the basis for the analysis. Asian learners face some clearly identified challenges. For example, in a typical classroom, where interactivity is the norm, an Asian learner may have a difficult time overcoming his or her traditional role as a respectful listener. In a blended learning environment, Asian learners may need to adapt to the concept of computer-aided instruction or learning online while they face the challenges of learning how to cope in a classroom situation that may be quite different from what they are used to.

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Strother, J. (2003). Cross-Cultural Issues for Asian e-Learners: An Analysis Based on Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1978-1984). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 19, 2019 from .

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