Publication Date


Type of Culminating Activity


Degree Title

Master of Science in Educational Technology


Educational Technology

Major Advisor

Chareen Snelson, Ed.D.


This study is designed to discover how online teachers use technology to reach their multicultural international school students. Interviews of twelve international school online teachers were conducted. The topics for the interviews focused on the technology-based strategies that teachers use to meet the needs of multicultural students. The results showed that the tools used by online teachers for international secondary schools closely matched the uses of tools recommended in the literature. Sometimes, however, course design limited the choices teachers were allowed to make regarding tools for supporting students' multiple ways of learning and for encouraging discussion and collaboration. The results of the study will help online teachers reflect upon the effectiveness of their current strategies for connecting with international school students despite cultural differences. It will also serve as a foundation for determining best practices.