Cultural Challenges in Developing E-Learning Content

Marianne Amir Azer, Ahmed Mostafa El-Sherbini


Education is an important component of any nation?s development process. Society has been credited with creating technology, but technology is simultaneously creating society. One of the key benefits of such technology creation includes learning and curriculum development, which is otherwise referred to as e-leaning, and more appropriately referred to as global e-learning. Global e-learning raises some implications, which include communication, culture, and technology, that must be addressed before successful implementation and outcome can occur. In this paper, we discuss cultural related issues such as culture influence on e-learning and the dimensions of cultural variability. In addition, we present the main challenges to provide e-learning opportunities. Finally, a case study for facing the cultural challenges is presented; this will be followed by concluding remarks at the end of this paper.


E-learning; cultural challenges; language barriers; technology

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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