One of the unique benefits of the online classroom is the chance to interact with students who are located in different regions of the world. This gives students the opportunity to identify how a problem or an issue is perceived by students from various cultures. Walden knows that each culture attaches meaning to a context, and learning about other countries can help students better understand why people from those countries may perceive problems differently.
Living and communicating across cultures implies adapting and understanding. Communication misunderstandings can be avoided if everyone can better understand the influence of culture in the meanings attached to concepts. These videos demonstrate, with humor, situations in which communication is hindered by a lack of understanding of cultural dimensions.
Here are some useful resources that may help students become more culturally competent.