This chapter examines the terminology, the research literature, and the major educational issues behind the global classroom. It focuses on the problems of online tutoring and course design. Cultural issues of the global classroom are considered, as are the advantages and disadvantages of online learning for the non-native student. The chapter concludes with a description of institutional support and administration issues of global courses.


Online Learning Distance Education Online Discussion Native Student Global Team 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Mason
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  1. 1.The UK Open UniversityUK

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