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Foundations of cultural design in e-learning
by Davoud Masoumi, Berner Lindstrom
International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management (IJIEM), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2009

 

Abstract: This paper is an attempt to discuss foundational issues for designing e-learning that are sensitive to specific social and cultural settings in developing countries. We argue that recognising cultural diversity is a critical factor in design and use of e-learning as an instrument to promote development in a globalisation perspective. Drawing on contemporary research literature, the paper explores basic notions of culture; models of cultural diversity; cultural considerations in designing and using ICT in e-learning; and models and dimensions of cultural diversity in education and e-learning. We also characterise some common traits in Eastern, particularly Iranian, pedagogical cultures.

 

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