Assessment of Healthcare Faculty Interest in Internet-Based International Education Collaboration and Exchange: A Pilot Study
IEJHE Volume 13, ISSN 1529-1944
The education and training of students to become culturally competent and globally aware is a priority in higher education. Faculty hold the keys to international experience for students by offering an international curricular focus, coursework, and enrichment projects. Utilization of the Internet as a portal for international collaboration holds promise to broaden the ability of faculty to facilitate global education and research. This pilot study assesses the current participation in, support of, and barriers to Internet-based international collaborations of 34 faculty from 13 different countries. A high level of personal experience with Internet collaborations utilizing primarily e-mail and online chat was reported by 82% of the faculty. Common barriers cited to Internet-based collaboration were the lack of administrative and financial support to begin or maintain the activity. An overwhelming majority (90%) of the respondents indicated the need for an Internet-based portal for the purpose of international collaboration and education. (Contains 4 tables.)
Having, K.M., Davis, J.M., Lautar, C.J. & Woodward, B. (2010). Assessment of Healthcare Faculty Interest in Internet-Based International Education Collaboration and Exchange: A Pilot Study. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 13, 111-124.
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