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Managing cultural conflicts in the online cooperative learning environment: A discussion of recent trends in pedagogy and practice

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Culture, economic, social and political factors must all be considered when designing teaching and/or training curriculum for an online cooperative learning environment. After technical issues, culture differences are often blamed for communication issues in the online learning environment. There are several ways to prevent or reduce the number of communication issues but cultural differences often go unnoticed. It is assumed that the unique nature of the online learning environment should allow for many of the same features that are essential to the success of a traditional classroom management. However, the instructor must be aware of potential stumbling blocks such as complacency of rules, the needs of non-traditional students, and feelings of isolation that may be exaggerated in an online environment and plan preventive classroom management accordingly. Through a review of the literature on conflict management and by conducting face-to-face or email interviews of participants from six cultural groups this exploratory study will examine conflict styles and the recent trends in pedagogy/andragogy in an online learning environment. Using a qualitative research design, it addressed the following questions: Do the conflict styles of online learners differ among different cultures? In evaluating responses to the interviews and the literature we hope our hypotheses proves that when appropriate preventive management strategies are applied, the online learning environment can be as cultural sensitive and productive as the traditional classroom.

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Keywords: Preventive management, online instruction, learning styles, diversity, andragogy, non-traditional students, learning communities.
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Schoepp, Christian. and Martinez, EdD, Rafael. "Managing cultural conflicts in the online cooperative learning environment: A discussion of recent trends in pedagogy and practice" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 01, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p488006_index.html>

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Schoepp, C. F. and Martinez, EdD, R. , 2011-05-01 "Managing cultural conflicts in the online cooperative learning environment: A discussion of recent trends in pedagogy and practice" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p488006_index.html

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Abstract: Culture, economic, social and political factors must all be considered when designing teaching and/or training curriculum for an online cooperative learning environment. After technical issues, culture differences are often blamed for communication issues in the online learning environment. There are several ways to prevent or reduce the number of communication issues but cultural differences often go unnoticed. It is assumed that the unique nature of the online learning environment should allow for many of the same features that are essential to the success of a traditional classroom management. However, the instructor must be aware of potential stumbling blocks such as complacency of rules, the needs of non-traditional students, and feelings of isolation that may be exaggerated in an online environment and plan preventive classroom management accordingly. Through a review of the literature on conflict management and by conducting face-to-face or email interviews of participants from six cultural groups this exploratory study will examine conflict styles and the recent trends in pedagogy/andragogy in an online learning environment. Using a qualitative research design, it addressed the following questions: Do the conflict styles of online learners differ among different cultures? In evaluating responses to the interviews and the literature we hope our hypotheses proves that when appropriate preventive management strategies are applied, the online learning environment can be as cultural sensitive and productive as the traditional classroom.


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