This chapter presents a case study of developing and teaching an intercultural communication (IC) course online, within the context of a department in a large research University in the U.S. In so doing, the authors discuss a broadened and recursive model of cultural access and divides in E-learning. Expanding on van Dijk's (2005) framework, the authors present several ways in which their IC course attempts to address multiple pathways of E-learning access, including motivational, material, skills and usage access. They describe both the successes and challenges of meeting the goals of e-learning access with specific examples of the content, activities, assignments, pedagogical strategies, and student assessment in this online course. Finally, they identify challenges of this e-learning at the micro and macro level context-in the course, university writ large and in the communication discipline.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)