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Hofstede’s Model of Cultural Dimensions: A Tool for Understanding How Background Culture Affects Instructional Designers.
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, , West Virginia University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This project looks at the influence background culture has on instructional designers. Current research supports the hypothesis that background culture affects learning preferences. This study approaches cultural background from the instructional designers’ point of view. Using Hofstede’s Model of Cultural Dimensions as a tool for understanding how culture influences our expectations in a classroom setting a survey was sent to subjects from various cultures to see if their design style correlated to the ranking given by Hofstede. The results were that background culture influenced the experiences of the participants and could be related to Hofstede’s Model of Cultural Dimensions.

Citation

Hando, A. & Ahern, T. (2012). Hofstede’s Model of Cultural Dimensions: A Tool for Understanding How Background Culture Affects Instructional Designers. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1162-1170). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 17, 2019 from .