Lanham, Elicia and Zhou, Wanlei 2003, Blended learning for cross-cultural e-learning, in E-learn 2003 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Governement, Healthcare, & Higher Education, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Norfolk, Virg., pp. 1927-1930.
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The emergence of cross-cultural classrooms has been steadily increasing in Australian tertiary institutions, thus signifying a change in the student demographics. This change has acknowledged that a more flexible approach is needed in the way that the unit content is conveyed to the learner. Studies have indicated that students from different cultures responded variably in different learning environments, the two most clearly identifiable learning environments being instructor-centered and student centered. Students from various cultures have shown their levels of compatibility to these learning environments through their interaction and participation. However tertiary institutions are now expanding towards the online forum for delivery of units. Therefore to ensure that all students are able to participate in this new learning domain, preparations have to be made to accommodate all cultural types. Therefore with the importance on creating flexible learning environments for all students the blended learning approach has been selected for application.
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