‘One size does not fit all’

Towards cultural adaptivity in learning management systems

Authors

  • Joy Galaige
  • Geraldine Torrisi-Steele

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2017.746

Keywords:

cultural adaptivity, LMSs

Abstract

Online learning is immensely popular and attracts learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Given learning is situated in culture, the diversity of online students presents a great challenge to course designers, but remains largely unaddressed. To complicate matters, Learning Management Systems (LMS), though efficient and easy to use for course design, promote a one-size-fits-all’ approach. The PhD study referred to in this paper seeks to make inroads to cultural sensitivity in LMS. A beginning point for the project is to explore Instructional designers’ perspectives on culturally sensitive online learning design features. We report on the early findings from this first step and aim to incite rich discussion around culture, instructional design and online learning.

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Published

2024-05-12

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ASCILITE Conference - Concise Papers