Title: Conceptual aspects: analyses law, ethical, human, technical, social factors of development ICT, e-learning and intercultural development in different countries setting out the previous new theoretical model and preliminary findings

Authors: Piet A.M. Kommers; Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska; Nataliia Morze; Tomayess Issa; Theodora Issa

Addresses: University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands ' University of Silesia, Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland; The Faculty of Ethnology and Sciences of Education in Cieszyn, Bielska 62, 43-400 Cieszyn, Poland ' Borys Grinchenko Kiyv University, 18/2 Vorovskogo Str, Ukraine ' School of Information Systems, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia ' School of Management, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth WA 6845, Australia

Abstract: This paper, prepared by an international team of authors focuses on the conceptual aspects: analyses law, ethical, human, technical, social factors of ICT development, e-learning and intercultural development in different countries, setting out the previous and new theoretical model and preliminary findings of study in the framework of the international project IRNet. In particular, the article describes a WP2: analyses of legal, ethical, human, technical and social factors of ICT and e-learning development, and the state of intercultural competences in partner countries. The second part of the paper includes data from preliminary research. During the study and analysis of global (international) and local (national) documents as well as university documents tables were prepared which set forth a comparison of different legal, ethical, human, technical, scientific and social factors of ICT and e-learning development, and the state of intercultural competences in several partner countries, for example the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Australia in the context of the IRNet project - international research network.

Keywords: law; ethics; human; technical factors; social factors; ICT; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; IRNet project; institutional policies; education internationalisation; higher education; intercultural development; Netherlands; Poland; Ukraine; Australia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.074235

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2015 Vol.25 No.4, pp.365 - 393

Received: 28 Mar 2015
Accepted: 31 Mar 2015

Published online: 18 Jan 2016 *

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