Assisting engineering educators from developing countries with the design and implementation of online learning
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of IGIP-SEFI conference, Trnava, Slovakia, 19-22 September 2010., 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper the authors report on a course that was given in Cuba in 2010. The funding for the course came from the European Union, within the ALFA III program. The project was called US0+I; Universidad, Sociedad e Innovación and its aim was to facilitate the exchange of educational methodology and pedagogy between the partner countries that made up the US0+I consortium. Within this project the University of Borås was assigned the task of giving the above mentioned course about the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Higher Education. This paper describes the design and implementation of the course, with emphasis on how it was adapted to meet the needs of lecturers in a developing country. It also analyzes the results of research data that was collected during the duration of the course. The main aim of the research was to more clearly define key questions and issues in the area of cross cultural use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as part of a larger action research project concerning ICT and cross cultural equity. The basic question that drives this research project is: What technical, social, economic and cultural differences affect the implementation of LMS in developed as compared to developing countries?
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-53195OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-53195DiVA: diva2:390081
IGIP-SEFI conference, Trnava, Slovakia, 19-22 September 2010.
ProjectsEU, Alpha project
FunderEU, European Research Council