Online support system for transnational education

Spichkova, M, Harland, J and Alharthi, A 2016, 'Online support system for transnational education', in Ataur Rahman and Vojislav Ilic (eds) (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (ICEER 2016), Sydney, Australia, 21-24 November 2016, pp. 1-5.

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Title Online support system for transnational education
Author(s) Spichkova, M
Harland, J
Alharthi, A
Year 2016
Conference name International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (ICEER 2016)
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 21-24 November 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (ICEER 2016)
Editor(s) Ataur Rahman and Vojislav Ilic (eds)
Publisher Western Sydney University
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Abstract The number of students who travel abroad to study or are enrolled in a distance learning program outside their home country is growing. According to UNESCO, such students are called internationally mobile students (IMSs) and 5 destination countries accounted for almost 50% of IMSs: United States (18%), United Kingdom (11%), France (7%), Australia (6%), and Germany (5%). Internationalisation of the higher education has created the so-called borderless university, providing better opportunities for learning and increases the human and social sustainability. In this paper, we propose an online system to support transnational education (TNE) in Australia. This system will consist of both an online module and quiz, and an automated assistance module. The first part will ensure that students understand TNE-related potential problems, such as the importance of submission deadlines, and provide students early hints and help to avoid the TNE-related problems. The second part will provide assistance with general issues related to studying and living in Australia, and more specific ones tailored to a specific institution. The ability to provide an immediate response when required will help overcome feelings of isolation, and provide appropriate advice on matters such as plagiarism and related issues, many of which arise from misunderstandings due to divergent cultural backgrounds and a lack of awareness about differences in socio-cultural environments.
Subjects Software Engineering
Computer-Human Interaction
Social and Community Informatics
Keyword(s) Transnational education
Online support
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