A peer-reviewed research paper I’ve prepared has been accepted for presentation at the CATaC conference in Vancouver, June 15-18, 2010.
The following is the abstract for my paper.
“The author is conducting survey research to identify possible effects of culture on online learning success. The research will consider the cultural dimension of uncertainty avoidance identified by Hofstede (2001). The research participants will be students at Canadian post-secondary institutions. The survey will ask learners about their perceptions of the online learning tools they had used, their own impressions of their learning success as influenced by the online learning tools, and information about their cultural values. This paper will outline the research underpinnings, approach, and expected results.”
The complete paper will be presented at the conference and will be published in the conference proceedings. The paper will be part of the track “cultural diversity in e-learning and/or m-learning.”
The following is information about the CATaC conference.
“The biennial conference series on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication provides one of the most significant international forums for research on how diverse culture attitudes and communication preferences shape the implementation and use of information and communication technologies. The conference series brings together scholars from around the globe who provide diverse perspectives, both in terms of the specific culture(s) they highlight in their presentations and discussions, and in terms of the discipline(s) through which they approach the conference themes.” (About CATaC)
A list of conference presenters can be found here.
The main conference web site and blog can be found at www.catacconference.org.