Cultural Variables and Instructional Engineering [chapter]

Christine Simard, Josianne Basque
Virtual Communities  
This chapter discusses how cultural variables can be taken into account when designing computer-based learning environments (CLEs). Its purpose is to identify concrete recommendations to guide instructional engineering of computer-based learning for diverse cultures through a review of the literature on the subject. First, this chapter describes the background in which such recommendations have emerged and identifies some of the issues underlying instructional design for diverse cultures. Then
more » ... rse cultures. Then it introduces models and guidelines on how cultural variables can be taken into account when designing CLEs. Specific recommendations are organized using a method of instructional engineering for CLEs called MISA (Paquette, 2003) as a frame of reference. This is followed by a discussion on future trends and future research directions. Cultural Variables and Instructional Engineering About 300 documents identified during that initial step were reviewed and helped focus the research on specific researchers, organizations and conferences. Helpful resources included sites such as the:
doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-100-3.ch309 fatcat:abfthlcvmjg5davvjehxrbwd3y