Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 18, Number 1, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) allows us to create technology-mediated learning environment which provides opportunities for interactions through online environments. There is no doubt that it gives learners richer experience of sharing and exchange with other learners and the teacher. However, it does create concerns due to the non-availability of design tools that consider learners' perspectives, beliefs, and how those elements affect the learners' socio-cognitive and metacognitive interaction. Therefore, it is clear that we need to understand how interactions are affected by personal and cultural differences. In this article, we have presented a conceptual model for developing a learning environment which takes multicultural aspects into consideration. The learning environment designed based on the findings of our future research could provide directions to make online interactions and communications more successful in developing learners' critical thinking and epistemological skills.
Oubenaïssa-Giardina, L. & Bhattacharya, M. (2007). Managing Technological Constraints and Educational Aspiration in a Multicultural Elearning Environment Design. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 18(1), 135-144. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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