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New Frontiers in Cultural Diversity Education: Exploring Online Delivery
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, , University of Nevada, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper is a report of the findings following the electronic delivery of a pre-service course on Valuing Cultural Diversity. During a summer session in 2002 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the authors evaluated the course from the perspective of the instructor and a student in order to modify and improve the course for delivery in the fall. The authors discovered (a) the quality of student work was influenced by instructor feedback and the ability to view assignments of fellow classmates, (b) students revealed more personal and subjective viewpoints in online discussions than they would in a classroom setting and (c) the availability of Web resources related to cultural diversity encouraged students to compare and evaluate sources before posting their own analysis and judgment.

Citation

Levitt, G. & Barton, J. (2003). New Frontiers in Cultural Diversity Education: Exploring Online Delivery. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 569-571). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 25, 2019 from .

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