Blended learning internationalisation from the Commonwealth: An Australian and Canadian collaborative case study

Shelley Kinash, Susan Crichton, Margaret McAvoy

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    Abstract

    This case depiction addresses the contentious issue of providing culturally and globally accessible teaching and learning to international students in universities in the Commonwealth nations of Australia and Canada. The chapter describes the university systems and cultures, the barriers to authentic higher education internationalization, and the problems frequently experienced by international students. Two university cases are presented and analysed to depict and detail blended learning approaches (face-to-face combined with e-learning) as exemplars of culturally and globally accessible higher education and thereby ideologically grounded internationalization. Lessons learned are presented at the systems level and as teaching and learning solutions designed to address pedagogical problems frequently experienced by international students in the areas of communication, academic skills, teaching and learning conceptualization, and moving from rote learning to critical thinking. The blended learning solutions are analysed through the lens of critical theory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education
    EditorsHeling Huai, Piet Kommers, Pedro Isaias
    PublisherInternational Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS)
    ISBN (Print) 978-972-8939-32-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventInternational Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) Conference on International Higher Education - Perth , Australia
    Duration: 29 Nov 20101 Dec 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) Conference on International Higher Education
    Abbreviated titleIHE 2010
    CountryAustralia
    CityPerth
    Period29/11/101/12/10

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    Blended Learning
    internationalization
    learning
    Commonwealth of Nations
    Teaching
    university system
    university
    student
    critical theory
    electronic learning
    education
    Canada
    communication

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    Kinash, S., Crichton, S., & McAvoy, M. (2010). Blended learning internationalisation from the Commonwealth: An Australian and Canadian collaborative case study. In H. Huai, P. Kommers, & P. Isaias (Eds.), Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS)
    Kinash, Shelley ; Crichton, Susan ; McAvoy, Margaret. / Blended learning internationalisation from the Commonwealth: An Australian and Canadian collaborative case study. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education. editor / Heling Huai ; Piet Kommers ; Pedro Isaias. International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) , 2010.
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    Kinash, S, Crichton, S & McAvoy, M 2010, Blended learning internationalisation from the Commonwealth: An Australian and Canadian collaborative case study. in H Huai, P Kommers & P Isaias (eds), Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education. International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) , International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) Conference on International Higher Education, Perth , Australia, 29/11/10.

    Blended learning internationalisation from the Commonwealth: An Australian and Canadian collaborative case study. / Kinash, Shelley; Crichton, Susan; McAvoy, Margaret.

    Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education. ed. / Heling Huai; Piet Kommers; Pedro Isaias. International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) , 2010.

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    Kinash S, Crichton S, McAvoy M. Blended learning internationalisation from the Commonwealth: An Australian and Canadian collaborative case study. In Huai H, Kommers P, Isaias P, editors, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on International Higher Education. International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) 2010