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How Does Chinese Culture Influence Online Education?

Online education is growing and spanning the earth as Internet access becomes more entrenched in people’s lives. The study of culture and its impact on online education hasn’t been studied with any real vigor. According to a study by Zhang (2014) Confucius cultures maintain many of the same attributes when engaging in school online. School administrators should consider the impact of culture on the online education modality and how that impacts learning.  It is first beneficial to understand what culture is. It can be seen as, “ the collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another ” (Hofstede, 2010). Culture is that which we carry with us from our shared social upbringing uniquely tied to our place of origin.  When students move online the way in which they perceive the information and how they interact with authority figures isn’t likely to change. Those who were raised in cultures that have a high respect f