With the increasing focus on international education and study abroad programmes, Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad meets the need for a text that addresses ways in which technology may be harnessed to enhance student experience. Combining case studies with theoretical insights, this book critically investigates the effectiveness of a fully online study abroad intervention that was designed to optimise intercultural learning in an international context.
Intercultural education researchers and practitioners are provided with theory-based practical ideas such as eLearning strategies and online mentoring tips to help students maximise their intercultural education journey, intercultural competence development, and social engagement while abroad. Both practical and research-focused, this volume considers a wide range of topics, including:
Online Intercultural Education and Study Abroad is suitable for both novice and experienced study abroad practitioners, researchers, and administrators. Satisfying the growing interest in using eLearning within study abroad programmes, this book will be a necessary point of reference for any institution that aims to enhance international educational experience, especially through the use of technology.
1 Language and (inter)cultural learning through study abroad; 2 The design and development of online intercultural intervention; 3 Ethnographic investigation of online course; 4 Hardy’s story; 5 Suki’s story; 6 Chloe’s story; 7 Dora’s story; 8 Online intercultural education: Affordances and constraints; 9 Lessons learned: Optimising study abroad through online intercultural education
In recent years internationalization has become of vital concern in Higher Education and all indications are that this will be increasingly the case. Globalization, privatization and mobility of students seeking internationally accredited qualifications relevant to a globally-mobile workforce are increasing the pressure on institutions around the world to take action in internationalizing curricula and professional practice.
This series addresses key themes in this internationalization with books written and/or edited by leading thinkers and writers in the field. Up to the minute and international in both appeal and scope the books in the series focus on delivering: