Local time, global space and global identities in transnational education

Doherty, Catherine A. (2008) Local time, global space and global identities in transnational education. In Dunn, Lee & Wallace, Michelle (Eds.) Teaching in transnational higher education: enhancing learning for offshore international students. Routledge (Taylor & Francis), New York, pp. 160-170.

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Transnational online education is a set of practices that offer new resources, discourses and pathways for individuals to pursue their aspirations. It promises educational networks imagined beyond national boundaries and local protocols. It is this transnational imaginary that is reshaping how people interact in "globally defined fields of possibility" (Appadurai 1990: 5). "Borderless" online pedagogy and the imagined lifeworlds it opens up, are nurtured through strategic partnerships between institutions to mutual benefit to source and sell educational products. This chapter delves beyond the visionary promise into lived though virtual realities, to probe the delicate cultural politics that is enacted online, and to demonstrate how the "local" can still assert itself for better and for worse in the transnational imaginary. It offers an ethnographic account of selected interactions within a semester long unit in a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). The unit was offered online by an Australian university to a student cohort including both "domestic" enrolments and students enrolled through a Malaysian college.

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ID Code: 17328
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
Keywords: globalisation, transnational, pedagogy, online education, identity, HERN
ISBN: 9780415420532
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2009 04:16
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:57

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