Facilitating International Chinese Students' Transformation in an Online Course
Differences in culture and educational format present challenges in teaching international students. The technology in online courses often further increases these challenges. I am an international faculty member at a regional university in the southern United States, teaching in adult and higher education graduate programs. During the 2013-2014 academic year, these programs initiated a pilot project in which international graduate students from China pursued a master’s degree by taking face-to-face and online courses. As an instructor, I found teaching these students online both challenging and rewarding, and I share insights and practices of the experiences here.
Adult Learning, vol. 29. no. 1, pp. 32-34.