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The impact national culture on e-learning implementation: A comparative study of an Argentinean and a Swedish university
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Information Science. Data- och systemvetenskap.
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Information Science. Data- och systemvetenskap.
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2008 (English)In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference: Information Systems 2008, 2008, 185-192 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Currently, little is known if and how national culture shapes e-learning. In this study, attitudes, purposes, driving factors

and barriers of e-learning use at an Argentinean and a Swedish university was compared. A survey questionnaire was

distributed among teachers at both universities. Data was analysed to discern similarities and differences in responses

from Argentinean and Swedish teachers from the four cultural dimensions developed by Hofstede; power distance,

uncertainty avoidance, individualism – collectivism, and masculinity – femininity. The main conclusion of the study was

that the similarities of responses from Swedish and Argentinean teachers were more common than differences. However,

some differences emanating from national culture could be discerned. Argentinean teachers stated communication with

students and active student participation as more important driving factors than Swedish teachers. Lack of incentives and

appreciation was stated as more important barriers among the Argentinean teachers. These findings are hypothesised to

be due to the more collectivist and masculine culture of Argentina.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 185-192 p.
Keyword [en]
e-learning, national culture, higher education, implementation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17547ISBN: 978-972-8924-57-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-17547DiVA: diva2:45318
Available from: 2008-07-08 Created: 2008-07-08

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