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Culturally sensitive learning analytics tools workshop - JTELSS17

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The workshop aims to raise awareness on the effects of culture on learning and beliefs about learning, an aspect that becomes more and more relevant as technology and the Internet are seen as means for making education available to people all over the globe e.g. through MOOCs. A second goal of the workshop is to foster discussions around how we can build tools that are sensitive to the cultural aspect. The workshop centres around Hofstede’s framework for describing cultural differences between nations.

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Culturally sensitive learning analytics tools workshop - JTELSS17

  1. 1. Culturally Sensitive Learning Analytics Tools with Ioana Jivet and Maren Scheffel from OUNL
  2. 2. Culture
  3. 3. “Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster.” Geert Hofstede
  4. 4. “...the collective programming of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from another” Geert Hofstede
  5. 5. How much do less powerful members of organisations expect and accept that power is distributed unequally? Power distance index
  6. 6. Low High Power distance index Data from: http://geerthofstede.com/research-and-vsm/dimension-data-matrix/
  7. 7. How interdependent are members of a society? I WE https://engagementtoolkit.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/what-is-community/ Individualism vs. collectivism
  8. 8. Individualism Collectivism Individualism vs. collectivism Data from: http://geerthofstede.com/research-and-vsm/dimension-data-matrix/
  9. 9. What motivates people? wanting to be the best (Masculine) liking what you do (Feminine) Femininity vs. masculinity
  10. 10. Feminine Masculine Femininity vs. masculinity Data from: http://geerthofstede.com/research-and-vsm/dimension-data-matrix/
  11. 11. How threatened do members of a culture feel by ambiguous or unknown situations? Uncertainty Avoidance https://www.flickr.com/photos/124247024@N07/13903364409
  12. 12. Low High Uncertainty Avoidance Data from: http://geerthofstede.com/research-and-vsm/dimension-data-matrix/
  13. 13. How do societies maintain links with its past while dealing with the challenges of the present and future? Long-term vs. short-term orientation http://www.teamlewis.com/uk/insights/articles/cultural-differences-in-content-marketing
  14. 14. Short-term Long-term Long-term vs. short-term orientation Data from: http://geerthofstede.com/research-and-vsm/dimension-data-matrix/
  15. 15. How much to people try to control their desires and impulses? Indulgence vs. restraint
  16. 16. Restrained Indulgent Indulgence vs. restraint Data from: http://geerthofstede.com/research-and-vsm/dimension-data-matrix/
  17. 17. Culture and learning analytics
  18. 18. http://educationispower.org/elementary-activities/
  19. 19. The “work” in workshop
  20. 20. Designing culturally aware learning analytics dashboard for learners 1. Countries: a. China b. Sweden c. Canada d. Mexico 2. Country profiles: www.hofstede-insights.com/country-comparison/ 3. Descriptions of Hofstede’s model dimensions: bit.ly/jtelss17_culture 4. Log data from a MOOC: a. Click-stream b. Forum posts c. Login, logout d. Assessment data etc 5. Explain your design decisions
  21. 21. For questions and comments: ioana.jivet@ou.nl maren.scheffel@ou.nl @IoanaJJ @m_a_s_c Or follow us on twitter:

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