Title

An assessment of cross-cultural and social network influences on the delivery of an international teaching model utilising a computer-mediated approach

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Vitartas, P, Sloan, K, Poh, P & Dunlop, M 2001, 'An assessment of cross-cultural and social network influences on the delivery of an international teaching model utilising a computer-mediated approach', Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., 9-12 December, pp. 169-173.

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Abstract

This paper provides a progress report and details of research being undertaken following the awarding of the 2000 NextED/ASCILITE research grant. The project is investigating cross-cultural issues in teaching an online program across three cultures: Australia, Singapore and Sweden. In addition the research is investigating the importance of social networks among students and how such networks differ by culture. The paper provides details on the background to the research and work undertaken to date. The final section presents details for the continuation of the research into 2002.