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Cultural differences and learning styles: Distance education

This paper looks at the problem of cultural factors and learning styles and its implications in Distance education. As more students are leaving traditional class rooms for distance education courses over the web, class rooms are distributed and students can join in from anywhere in the globe. This paper examines the relevance of cultural factors in a globalized world. It looks at the links between cultural factors and learning styles.
Further, the implications to learning at a distance are explored. As more students take online courses or do part of their curriculum in the distance mode, these issues are becoming more relevant to the educator.
The paper ends with some recommendations for accommodating varying learning styles and easing cultural barriers to facilitate learning.

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This paper looks at the problem of cultural factors and learning styles and its implications in Distance education. As more students are leaving traditional class rooms for distance education courses over the web, class rooms are distributed and students can join in from anywhere in the globe. This paper examines the relevance of cultural factors in a globalized world. It looks at the links between cultural factors and learning styles.
Further, the implications to learning at a distance are explored. As more students take online courses or do part of their curriculum in the distance mode, these issues are becoming more relevant to the educator.
The paper ends with some recommendations for accommodating varying learning styles and easing cultural barriers to facilitate learning.

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