Cross-cultural issues in a tutored video instruction course

Natalie Linnell, Richard Anderson, Jane Prey
2008 Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education - SIGCSE '08  
In this paper we discuss cultural issues encountered while offering an Algorithms course from a US university at a Chinese university using Tutored Video Instruction (TVI). TVI is a distance learning methodology where lectures are recorded at one site and then shown to a group of students at a remote site by Teaching Assistants (TAs) who stop the video periodically for questions and discussion. In conducting this cross-cultural class, we were interested in determining if we could overcome the
more » ... sues of using English language materials for Chinese students, achieve a sense of local ownership of the course, and create an interactive classroom environment. We were generally successful in achieving these goals by providing supporting materials and working closely with the Teaching Assistants who served as facilitators.
doi:10.1145/1352135.1352157 dblp:conf/sigcse/LinnellAP08 fatcat:5tw4xusrefhkbnfh6tz7325y5y