The act of photography exposes the photographer to the subject, inasmuch as the subject is exposed to the photographer. This mutual exposure creates an opportunity for engagement. The act of photography provides for a dialogue between the subject and an imagined audience, with the photographer as intermediary.
“Running to keep up with the endless flow of fascinating distractions, the sheer proliferation of media and messages, both teachers and students adopt a manic pace that makes it untenable and undesirable to simply stop and think.” (Rose, 2013, p. 94)
This study sought to identify the relationships between cultural factors, e-learning design, and learning success. It probed the cultures of respondents, their perceptions of the usability characteristics of e-learning tools, and their subjective assessments of their learning. The study aimed to identify correlations between culture and perceptions of usability, as well as between these perceptions and learning success. An extensive literature review identified appropriate cultural definitions, usability heuristics, education theory, and applicable research models.
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).
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 completed paper is published at Issuu.com here (short … Read more