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Cultural-pedagogical norms in Iranian virtual higher education institutions
Department of education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3898-8005
University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training / [ed] Keengwe, Jared, Gary Schnellert, and Kenneth Kungu, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference , 2014, 1, 79-97 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

By discussing the cultural-pedagogically inscribed norms, this chapter argues that, regarding the design and implementation of e-learning from the perspective of globalization, it is critically important to recognize, understand, and thus take into account cultural situatedness. Such cultural-pedagogical norms are often taken for granted in educational settings. Drawing on the literature, this study presents a model of cultural-pedagogical paradigms in higher education in general and e-learning in particular. The authors use this model to explore cultural-pedagogical orientations in Iranian virtual institutions as an instance of a developing country. This is done from a comparative perspective, looking to the similarities and differences of teachers’ and learners’ points of view.

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Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference , 2014, 1. 79-97 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-20464DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5023-7.ch004ISBN: 9781466650237ISBN: 1466650230ISBN: 9781466650244OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-20464DiVA: diva2:868212
Available from: 2015-11-09 Created: 2015-10-22 Last updated: 2015-11-20Bibliographically approved

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