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Becoming an International Distance Learner: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Initial Period Study

Ramanau, Ruslan and Lyubov, Krashenninikova (2013). Becoming an International Distance Learner: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Initial Period Study. In: 20th International EDiNEB Conference: Future Skills for Competitive Business Education, 5-7 Jun 2013, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

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Although internationalisation has been one of the central themes of Business and Management education research over the past two decades, student perspectives on the subject particularly in the context of distance learning context have been largely overlooked. This paper reports on the findings of a research project conducted at the Open University in the United Kingdom and at the International Institute of Management (IIM LINK) in Russia which analysed perceptions of the initial period of distance study in a sample of 25 Business and Management students. Interview analysis showed both similarities and variations in the themes that students studying on different types of courses raised in their responses. The paper calls for more comparative research on the subject using mixed-method approaches through cross-cultural comparisons and comparisons across different types of distance teaching and learning contexts.

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Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
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Item ID: 46684
Depositing User: Ruslan Ramanau
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 12:29
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:02
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