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Beyond Taboos: Expressing HIV/AIDS Attitudes through Contextualized Learning Technology PROCEEDINGS

, , University of Eastern Finland, Finland ; , Mercer University, United States ; , University of Eastern Finland, Finland

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), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

While most learning technologies on HIV/AIDS prevention aim at the delivery and accessibility of relevant and timely information, affective learning requires tools that allow one to comprehend, analyze, apply and evaluate information related to the disease. In a case study carried out in southern Tanzania, secondary school students utilized computers to represent the facts, misconceptions, emotions, and fears they had on the issue. A model was developed for analyzing the digital artifacts compiled by the students. The analysis together with interpretations of records in the teacher’s diary indicate the feasibility of using ICT for enabling culturally meaningful learning experiences about HIV/AIDS in the context of a developing country.

Citation

Duveskog, M., Vesisenaho, M., Randolph, J. & Sutinen, E. (2010). Beyond Taboos: Expressing HIV/AIDS Attitudes through Contextualized Learning Technology. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 68-73). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).