JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 9(7): 596-607, doi: 10.3217/jucs-009-07-0596
Defining Culture-Bound User Characteristics as a Starting-Point for the Design of Adaptive Learning Systems
expand article infoElisabeth Kamentz, Christa Womser-Hacker
‡ University of Hildesheim, Germany
Open Access
In our study we set the goal to consider culture as a crucial factor of learning system design. This culture oriented approach is put in concrete terms by comparing US-American and German learning programs on four different levels: layout, interaction and navigation, presentation of content, and the didactic approach. The results of a questioning on culturally specific approaches to computers complete this investigation.
academic style, adaptivity, cultural dimensions, discourse structures, evaluation, HCI-usability, learning style, learning software, user modeling