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

ID: 26437 Type: Virtual Brief Paper
  1. Pao-Nan Chou, Department of Learning and Performance Systems at Penn State University, United States
  2. Wei-Fan Chen, College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, United States
  3. Hsiu-Wei Hsieh, Department of Learning and Performance Systems at Penn State University, United States

Sunday, June 21 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Virtual Presenter Room

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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.

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