Blackboard Options for Culturally Accessible Online Courses
Rebecca Callaway, Arkansas Tech University, United States ; Kathryn Matthew, University of Houston Clear Lake, United States ; Emese Felvegi, University of Houston, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Differences in cultural backgrounds between the instructional designer and the instructor and the students enrolled in online classes, creates a potential for misunderstandings. Differences in language and communication as well as differences in learning styles and preferences can negatively impact students’ learning. Blackboard learning management system includes options that can be used to make online courses culturally accessible to students.
Callaway, R., Matthew, K. & Felvegi, E. (2014). Blackboard Options for Culturally Accessible Online Courses. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology. Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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