I presented a brief research paper at the CATaC conference in Vancouver on June 18, 2010. My presentation was part of the track on “cultural diversity in e-learning and/or m-learning.” The title of the paper is “The Effect of Culture on Online Learning.”
Paper and presentation
The following is the abstract from the 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.”
Papers presented at the CATaC 2010 conference are published in the conference proceedings. An online version of the complete conference proceedings is available on Issuu.com here (short link: http://ur1.ca/0la7g).
A PDF version of the proceedings can be obtained here (short link: http://ur1.ca/0l983).
More information about the CATaC conference series:
“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)
The following is an APA (sixth edition) citation example for the complete proceedings:
- Sudweeks, F., Hrachovec, H., & Ess, C. (Eds.). (2010). Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication. Vancouver: Murdoch University.
The following is an APA (sixth edition) citation example for the individual paper:
- Kinasevych, O. (2010). The Effect of Culture on Online Learning. In F. Sudweeks, H. Hrachovec, & C. Ess (Eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication (pp. 420-427). Presented at Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology 2010, Vancouver: Murdoch University.