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Experience of international students from developing countries in negotiating technology for learning

Liyanagunawardena, T. R., Williams, S. and Rassool, N. (2013) Experience of international students from developing countries in negotiating technology for learning. In: EDULEARN13, July 01-03 2013, Barcelona, pp. 4611-4616.

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Abstract/Summary

International students are important economically and culturally, bringing diversity and an international perspective enriching learning experiences in classrooms. With the global transformations eLearning has become an important element of students’ higher education experience in developed countries. Although students of developed countries have digital exposure at an early age, many students from developing countries, on the journey of becoming international students, are inadequately prepared for eLearning. The lack of digital skills, prior experience, cultural differences and language barriers together with the drastic changes in learning environments require international students to not only adapt to the host environment but also to negotiate technology for learning. The scarcity of research exploring the eLearning experiences of international students from developing countries and the benefits of this understanding is discussed in an effort to promote research in this area.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education
ID Code:33190

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