E-learning makes educational resources available to learners spread all over the world, resulting in a greater diversity of learners. Adaptation and personalisation aim at providing appropriate learning opportunities to users with diverse needs and preferences. Apart from knowledge, goals, motivation, etc. learners’ cultural background is becoming increasingly relevant for user modelling and adaptation. For meaningful culturally-aware design and adaptation of learning systems a sound understanding of the relevance of culture in e-learning is needed. This paper presents a case study investigating the cultural dimension in a concrete e-learning application for medical training. We examined cultural variations regarding self-regulated learning and metacognition, the use of smiley symbols for expressing emotions, social networks use, and user attitudes towards utilising social digital traces for personalising learning experiences. The analysed data stem from 95 medical students...
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||International journal on E-learning|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2017|
Steiner, C. M., Wesiak, G., Moore, A., Dagger, D., Conlan, O., & Albert, D. (2017). Cultural Variations in E-Learning – A Case Study on Medical Training. International journal on E-learning, 16(1), 81-98.