Title: Typology building for enhancing inclusiveness in e-learning

Authors: Kathy Kikis-Papadakis, Andreas Kollias

Addresses: FORTH/IACM, N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton, 70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece. ' FORTH/IACM, N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton, 70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Abstract: This paper is concerned with the process of studying socio-cultural elements/issues in e-learning from the perspective of the learner and his/her interactions with the components of the e-learning courses under the scope of inclusiveness. Presented are results that emerged from the implementation of an online course designed in the frame of project Fe-ConE. Discussed are approaches to the study of socio-cultural elements in e-learning and learners| dispositions-in-action during their engagement in the online course. The paper concludes with the definition of a set of four profiles of e-learners.

Keywords: adult learners; e-learning; dispositions-in-action; learning profiles; inclusive design; inclusiveness; typology building; electronic learning; online learning; socio-cultural issues; online courses; e-learners.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2010.031266

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2010 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.162 - 181

Published online: 27 Jan 2010 *

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