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Culture and Online Learning. Subtle Truths. Culture. Distinctive pattern of thought, action and value that characterizes the members of a society or a social group. Collectively Learned. Hofstede Hall – High and Low Context Gunawardena. Competitive Individuality Timing & scheduling

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Culture
Culture

  • Distinctive pattern of thought, action and value that characterizes the members of a society or a social group


Collectively learned
Collectively Learned

  • Hofstede

  • Hall – High and Low Context

  • Gunawardena


Comparison west male non female

Competitive

Individuality

Timing & scheduling

Dualistic thinking

Nuclear family

Superior culture

Task orientation

Cooperation

Collectivity

Relativity of time

Holistic

Extended family

Accept other culture

Social orientation

ComparisonWest(male) Non (female)


Four dimensions hofstede
Four Dimensions - Hofstede

  • Power Distance – equity

  • Tolerance for Ambiguity

  • Collective – Individual

  • Masculine-Feminine


Central question who designs what and for whom
Central Question: Who designs what and for whom?

  • Language?

  • Pressing button?

  • Decoding

  • Interpretation

  • Visualization – concrete/abstract

  • Game like U.S. programs/not liked


Issues
Issues

  • Interpretation of metaphors

  • Understandability and cultural relevance

  • Ethical Implications


Tanzania experience
Tanzania Experience

  • Deep versus broad

  • 40 countries

  • Oral tradition

  • What you see is what you get

  • Authenticity

  • ELC – PPI – collaborative construction of knowledge


KEY

  • Partnerships

  • Relationships

  • Networks

  • Teaching/learning and business models

  • Norms

  • Differences In fields of knowledge


Example china
Example China

  • Collective teaching at defined time

  • Socialization and community most important

  • “hard hearted” computers – socialization must be present


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