E-Learning as a Cultural Artifact. An empirical study of Iranian Virtual Institutions

Masoumi, Davoud and Lindström, Berner (2012) E-Learning as a Cultural Artifact. An empirical study of Iranian Virtual Institutions. In: Proceedings Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology 2012. Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 393-409.

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Abstract

Choice, design and use of technology in education settings can be dependent on culturally embedded norms, i.e., assumptions about the nature of knowledge, ways of communications, kinds of teaching and learning strategies and methods, etc. By discussing the culturally inscribed norms in this article, it is argued that on the design and use of e-learning in the perspective of globalization it is critically important to recognize, understand and thus take into account the cultural situatedness. Drawing on the literature, we present a model of culturalpedagogical paradigms in higher education in general and e-learning in particular. We use this model to explore cultural-pedagogical orientations in Iranian Virtual Institutions as an instance of a developing country. This is done in a comparative perspective, looking for similarities of the teacher’s and learner’s points of view.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2012
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2012 18:51
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 18:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2171

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