What are the Cultural Artifacts for Two Localization Strategies for Open Educational Resources: LOCA and n-Culture
Cet Group, University of Georgia, United States ; Jose Aires Castro Filho, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil ; Tel Amiel, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil ; Rich West, Utah State University, United States ; Sergio Amaral, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In this panel presentation, we will examine some web-based media (images, videos, animations, games) used in Open Educational Resources for learning and discuss how those materials would be received by learners from different cultures. The panel leader will display a piece of media, the panel will then raise issues related to how people from different cultures would interpret the media (primarily based on nationality [panel will represent Brazil, US, China, Taiwan, Puerto Rico and ESOL students in the US], but will also discuss religion, gender, disability, SES, and race). We would then open it to the audience and how they view the piece of media. We will then go on to the next media element. Attendees will benefit from the participation and will be more informed about design particularly as it relates to issues of localization and globalization.
Group, C., Castro Filho, J.A., Amiel, T., West, R. & Amaral, S. (2009). What are the Cultural Artifacts for Two Localization Strategies for Open Educational Resources: LOCA and n-Culture. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2275-2278). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).