16 de enero de 2015

Geo-Cultural Adaptivity In Virtual Learning Environments

Geo-Cultural Adaptivity In Virtual Learning Environments

José Palazzo M. De Oliveira, José Valdeni de Lima, Leandro Krug Wives, Ana Marilza Pernas, Isabela Gasparini, Alejandro Fernández, Alicia Díaz


At the present time the access to digital contents is one of the most important techniques to learning support. Although there are multiple systems with this goal, little attention is given to the adaptation to the cultural characteristics of these contents related to the apprentice’s geographic location. The focus of this paper is to contribute to the development of digital inclusion and peoples’ learning abilities through the construction of a digital ecosystem. The aim is to develop student’s abilities to expand skills in collaborative learning activities to build and share knowledge in a social context. This interaction when expanded to large groups of participants of different nationalities bumps into implementation difficulties arising from geo-cultural characteristics. Our work deals with the analysis of these characteristics to allow the expansion of virtual learning environments for large groups of students. This concern with the specific characteristics of students from different regions is one of the major obstacles to the implementation of Massive open online courses (MOOC).


virtual learning environments, learning trajectories, geo-cultural, adaptivity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/ried.17.1.11575