Share Paper: Cross-cultural Design and Development of Courses for Faculty

  1. Anne-Marie Armstrong, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), Mexico
  2. Arturo Ocampo, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), Mexico
Wednesday, June 27 11:15-11:45 AM Oost

Abstract: Working with counterparts in a bilingual context has many challenges and rewards. Designing and developing courses that are relevant and sustainable is a product of true cross-cultural cooperation and collaboration. This paper includes a descriptive outline of the research, design and development used to develop one course, Mobile Learning, as part of a professional development initiative for a Mexican university. The research, theories and methodologies that were considered in the design, development and assessment of the course for faculty preparation for English and IT certification included Transactional Distance, technological appropriation and the community of inquiry framework. For example, technological appropriation ...