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Defining Technodiversity: Lessons Learned from a Diversity Exchange
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, , Morehead State University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

What happens when technology, culture, and education intersect? How does cultural identity impact technology communication? While examining cultural awareness and diversity in two separate projects, researchers discovered key elements to understanding technodiversity and its impact on the exchange of idea. Morehead State University in eastern Kentucky and Western New Mexico University, near the Mexican border, participated in joint research about cultural foundations and use of technology. One project used groups of face-face and online students engaged in self-study of cultural privilege. Another project focused on perceptions of success factors such as race and gender. Researchers found that diversity is a hot button term that many will shy away from if given a chance. Understanding and harnessing the principles of technodiversity will impact distance education, online communities, and the use of technology as a platform for communication.

Citation

Lennex, L. & Nettleton, K. (2010). Defining Technodiversity: Lessons Learned from a Diversity Exchange. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 207-213). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 1, 2020 from .

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