PhD Thesis by Sandra Safwat: E-learning course design from a cross cultural perspective. A study of the factors affecting egyptian and vietnamese students' acceptance and usage of the e-learning component of a blended learning mba program designed in northern europe
The results of this study aim at helping exporting educational institutions to understand how these differences in learning practices affect students' approach to learning and consequently their acceptance of new tools used for learning as e-learning.
By observing the natural settings in which learning takes place and making descriptive analyses of selective learning situations in the three countries, the researcher attempts to develop a better understanding of the different relations between the key players of learning in these countries, namely students, teachers and teaching materials. This will help in identifying the incongruence between e-learning course designs and the actual sequence of events happening in the learning process in these countries and thus offer suggestions about how e-learning courses can be modified to better suit students’ needs in developing countries.