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Distance Education and E-Learning across Cultures

Distance Education and E-Learning across Cultures
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Copyright: 2012
Pages: 30
Source title: Intercultural Rhetoric and Professional Communication: Technological Advances and Organizational Behavior
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Barry Thatcher (New Mexico State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-450-5.ch007

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Abstract

This chapter examines distance education and e-learning across cultures. It first reviews the standards of distance education from five countries, UNESCO, and industry. Next, it shows how the curriculum in distance education must match the cultural and rhetorical traditions of the target culture. It prepares curriculum writers to understand how to adapt and develop distance education courses to the appropriate rhetoric and cultural expectations of the target audience

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