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Web-Based Learning and Cultural Interference: Perspectives of Arab Students
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, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Traditions, cultural values and idiosyncrasies all play a veritable part in every society. Educational choice and practice are thus intricately tied to socio-cultural trends and issues. A society's physical and geographical locations may further promote the extent to which these socio-cultural factors become significant in educational matters. The Arab and Gulf countries have some rich cultures and religious beliefs, which may be violated seriously in the light of the current trends in virtual learning. This paper examines the perspectives of some Arab students on Web-based learning and possible cultural interference. Should or can there be an Arabised Elearning System? Will a unique practice in virtual learning not affect the quality and universality of global education? Our research results are yielding evidences of the need for further research in this area.

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Akinyemi, A. (2003). Web-Based Learning and Cultural Interference: Perspectives of Arab Students. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1858-1862). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 17, 2021 from .

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