Teaching Online with Errol: Effectively Teaching the Multicultural Online Classroom
The multicultural classroom is found in nearly every online course. It blends students from a variety of cultures, resulting in a rich and diverse learning environment. Some students may use English as a second language (ESL) or English as an additional language (EAL), while others may bring cultural differences from varied locales or backgrounds in the United States. There are challenges in teaching such a group, but the rewards for extra effort are students who enjoy and are engaged in the course, better student interaction, and lessons in acceptance and diversity. The following are some suggestions on how to maximize these efforts.