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Non-native English Students’ Perceptions of Culture in the Online Asynchronous Discussion Board

, Department of Learning and Performance Systems at Penn State University, United States ; , College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, United States ; , Department of Learning and Performance Systems at Penn State University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Record type: PROCEEDINGS

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find if the culture factor poses a challenge for non-native English learners in graduate-level online courses. Six graduate students who have taken at least one online course participated in this study. The phenomenological methodology was used to understand participants’ experiences of online learning in asynchronous discussion. The initial results of this study show that the culture factor exists in the online social environment.

Citation

Chou, P.N., Chen, W.F. & Hsieh, H.W. (2009). Non-native English Students’ Perceptions of Culture in the Online Asynchronous Discussion Board. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 340-345). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 26, 2019 from .

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