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Cross Cultural Differences in Online Learning Motivation

Educational Media International Volume 41, Number 2, ISSN 0952-3987


Globalization and technology are two of the many drivers that impact today's education, locally and internationally. The purpose of the research study was to identify how online learners in Korea and the US perceived online learning motivation differently and what learner characteristics and cultural orientation affected the online learners' learning motivation. Major findings revealed that there was a significant difference in learning motivation between the US and Korean online learners. The study also discusses how cultural orientation and learner characteristics affected the learning motivation of online learners for each country.


Lim, D.H. (2004). Cross Cultural Differences in Online Learning Motivation. Educational Media International, 41(2), 163-175. Retrieved August 7, 2020 from .

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