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JOEBM 2016 Vol.4(12): 669-676 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.18178/joebm.2016.4.12.471

How Non-U.S. Business Students Can Overcome Barriers and Succeed in American Virtual Environments: Lessons from Teaching a Coursera MOOC

Valeri Chukhlomin
Abstract— A coursera-based, open access course (“The iMOOC102: Mastering American e-Learning”) is designed to prepare international business students to successfully integrate into virtual learning and work environments in American universities and corporations. The course is aimed at helping international students become familiar with and better integrate into American culture, the academic system, and professional contexts. Self-regulation and self-directedness are emphasized, as many international learners come from teacher-centered environments and are not used to student-centered pedagogies employed in many U.S.-style online courses and programs.

Index Terms— International business education, e-learning, cultural adjustment, virtual culture shock, virtual acculturation, barriers, competencies, coursera, MOOC.

V. Chukhlomin is with the State University of New York Empire State College, 113 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 USA (e-mail: valeri.chukhlomin@esc.edu).

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Cite: Valeri Chukhlomin, " How Non-U.S. Business Students Can Overcome Barriers and Succeed in American Virtual Environments: Lessons from Teaching a Coursera MOOC," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 4, no. 12, pp. 669-676, 2016.

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