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Always have plan B: student response to an e-learning program under challenging conditions in China.
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, University of Canberra, Australia

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Abstract: The delivery of offshore courses using both face-to-face and ICT enhanced learning activities can be a challenging experience for both students and lecturers. When such teaching includes the student's first contact with an integrated curriculum, exposure to relatively unfamiliar learning/teaching approaches, an earthquake and an unexpected failure of the technology, the ability to quickly adapt to the local circumstances is essential. Although the benefits of IT enhanced learning have been well documented (Herrington & Herrington, 2005), a major fear among many academics operating in an e-learning environment is the possibility of technological failure, especially if this occurs in an unfamiliar cultural environment where IT support staff is not available and/or does not speak English. But from such challenges inspiration can grow. Using the example of a case study set in China, this paper explores the benefits of adapting e-learning to the circumstances.

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Campbell, A. (2007). Always have plan B: student response to an e-learning program under challenging conditions in China. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 689-695). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 17, 2019 from .

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