We are conducting a research study to investigate the perceptions of international students regarding the promising practices for teaching open and online international students at post-secondary educational institutions. This will be a mixed-methods study, involving an online survey and optional individual interviews. It will be conducted at the University of Windsor, with research participants being University of Windsor international students who have taken online or open learning courses either at the University of Windsor or at other post-secondary educational institutions. It is being led by the Teaching International Students Research Group, and supported by our International Student Learning Community and the Outstanding Scholars Program.
Our research questions include:
- What are the promising open or online teaching practices for teaching linguistically and culturally-diverse international students that have high international student satisfaction?
- What are the promising open or online teaching practices for teaching linguistically and culturally-diverse international students that are associated with high international student perception levels of student learning?
- What personal characteristics of post-secondary instructors enhances international students’ learning in open or online learning environments?
This study has been approved by the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board.