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E-learning with Chinese learners: A model for Western service providers in this important marketplace

Collins-Hughes, Edward Robert and Pathak, Pramod (2006) E-learning with Chinese learners: A model for Western service providers in this important marketplace. In: Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, pp. 1603-1610. ISBN 9781880094600

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to consider what changes are needed in the e-learning provided by 'western' service providers to make it more effective and successful with Chinese people. Extensive research was carried out in Ireland and China to help understand the way Chinese people learn, and the implications for e-learning. The insights gained indicated the sort of changes required to e-learning for the very significant Chinese marketplace. This marketplace includes universities, larger corporations and government departments and agencies in China, for example, as well as Chinese students studying in western countries. This paper discusses the factors which are significant for e-learning providers in catering for this market. An e-learning prototype has been developed incorporating the modifications as recommended by the authors. At present the model is being tested and the results obtained are being analyzed. We hope to present more detailed results in the near future.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 14:53
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2014 11:34
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1043

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