Dissertation: The Impact of Culture on Preferences for E-learning Systems in Higher Education

The Impact of Culture on Preferences for E-learning Systems in Higher Education

A Comparison between China and Germany

- in englischer Sprache -

Schriftenreihe innovative betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis, Band 295

Hamburg 2011, 212 Seiten
ISBN 978-3-8300-5832-8 (Print/eBook)

Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Causal relations between cultural standards and preferences, Comparison of German and Chinese cultural standards, Comparison of German and Chinese teaching / learning cultures, Cultural standards, E-learning systems in higher education, Focus groups, Questionnaire survey, Structural equation modeling, Student‘s preferences for e-learning systems, Teaching / learning cultures

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As an international student in Germany, the author is part of a large community: more students than ever decide to study abroad. However, learning orientation and cultural adaptation issues are unavoidably associated with study abroad. An important option to address the problems is e-learning.

The present study verifies the German and Chinese students? cultural standards, teaching/learning cultures, and preferences for e-learning systems documented in the literature. In addition, it develops a causal model integrating cultural standards with cognitive and affective components in preferences to enable e-learning systems to adapt to a specific teaching/learning culture.



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