Introducing enquiry-based learning to senior academic administrators in Chinese Universities

Anna Campbell

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Abstract

Most Australian universities are involved in the delivery of transnational courses. Traditionally these were delivered through face-to-face instruction, usually in intensive mode. More recently advances in communications and educational technology have enabled universities to deliver part or all of these courses online. Although the use of e-learning is rapidly increasing in countries such as China, there are major challenges in adapting English e-learning programs to the Chinese context. These challenges are more linguistic and cultural than technological. It is far easier for Western academics to justify the use of traditional delivery methods by insisting that this is the preferred learning style of people from Confusion Heritage Cultures than to challenge the ability of Chinese learners to adapt to an e-learning environment. This paper describes the results of accepting such a challenge
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of E-Learn 2006
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
EditorsThomas C Reeves, Shirley F Yamashita
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherAACE
Pages419-424
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1880094606
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventWorld conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare and higher education - Hawaii, United States
Duration: 13 Oct 200617 Oct 2006

Conference

ConferenceWorld conference on e-learning in corporate, government, healthcare and higher education
CountryUnited States
CityHawaii
Period13/10/0617/10/06

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Campbell, A. (2006). Introducing enquiry-based learning to senior academic administrators in Chinese Universities. In T. C. Reeves, & S. F. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 419-424). USA: AACE.