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Examining cultural and technological barriers to Native American students’ use of online college degree programs
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, , Washington State University-Pullman, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Though created as a way to provide wide-spread access to higher education to rural and place-bound students and communities, distance education, and primarily online degree programs, are not highly utilized by the Native American community, though most reservations are rurally situated, tribal members choose to stay together for cultural reasons, and access to higher education is desired. This paper reviews the technological, sociological and cultural barriers that may be contributing to the low adoption of online higher education programs by Native Americans.

Citation

Newell, K. & Adesope, O. (2011). Examining cultural and technological barriers to Native American students’ use of online college degree programs. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 331-336). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 2, 2022 from .

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