Advanced Technology Integration as a Tool for Internationalizing Online Higher Education

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
Justus, M.
Hall, C.
Presentation Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2013
Event or Conference: 
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
Boyer's Domain: 
Presentation Location: 
United States
Abstract: 
The United States is the leading destination for foreign students to earn a post-secondary education (Choudaha & Chang, 2012). While many students choose an institution based on the institution's reputation and program offerings, the language of instruction is also of importance. Distance education has become a viable alternative means for higher education institutions in the United States to reach foreign students. To attract more corporate partnerships and engage more students, use of advanced technologies to increase access and flexibility will be essential. As global markets become increasingly integrated, the more workplace change will require new perspectives on employable skill-sets in order to remain competitive in the future workforce (EIU, 2008). This paper will consider how curricular strategies, teaching materials, curricular content, and assessment practices can be adapted by institutions and instructors to assist students to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to be productive members of a diverse, global society.