Communicating Across Cultures is a face-to-face/distance learning course designed for Alaskan educators. This course is the product of nearly twenty years experience in rural Alaskan communities as well as many years of research. It is especially designed to give the student a understanding in the cultural differences that often create miscommunication among Alaskans. The course will begin with direct instruction delivered by Father Michael Oleksa at the BP Energy Center. Follow-up will be with Sharon Bandle on the ASDN online Moodle site .