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Recognition of internationalisation within the e-learning environment

In our research project, we sought to develop a means for measuring the extent to which internationalisation is recognised within the e-learning environment by assessing what features of that environment are important to international students in the Business School. To carry out the study we drew upon Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), a structured technique for organising and analysing complex decisions (Saaty, 1980), to rank the different dimensions of the e-learning environment according to their importance for international students. Our findings suggest that the Business School should pay particular attention to ensuring that sufficient time and resources are dedicated to making lecture materials available online and to communicating regularly with students via email. The quality of the e-learning platform should also be monitored very closely, along with the information available online about career opportunities.

Contacts:

Dr Rhys Andrews, AndrewsR4@cardiff.ac.uk
Dr Jane Haider, Haider@cardiff.ac.uk