Cultural Differences in e-Learning Behaviour and Overall Assessment

Clemens Bechter, Fredric W. Swierczek, Jeerawan Chankiew

Abstract

The article analyses the influence of culture on e-learning behaviour in form of LMS tool usage, assessment of peers, and post-graduate student’s grades. E-learning behaviour in this research relates to tool usage such as email, discussion board, number of sessions, time spent etc. The analysis suggests adapting e-learning to participants based on their culture as well as making students aware that there may be a cultural bias in assessing their peer’s contributions. Especially European students rate their Asian peers more than 10% lower than their European ones although the overall GPA does not differ. Europeans do better in group assignments than Asian students especially South Asians who perform better at individual assignments in a culturally diverse setting. The qualitative findings provide additional evidence that cultural features do have an impact on e-learning behaviours.

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Bechter C., W. Swierczek F. and Chankiew J. (2013). Cultural Differences in e-Learning Behaviour and Overall Assessment . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 527-535. DOI: 10.5220/0004337805270535


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@conference{csedu13,
author={Clemens Bechter and Fredric W. Swierczek and Jeerawan Chankiew},
title={Cultural Differences in e-Learning Behaviour and Overall Assessment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2013},
pages={527-535},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004337805270535},
isbn={978-989-8565-53-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Cultural Differences in e-Learning Behaviour and Overall Assessment
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Bechter C.
AU - W. Swierczek F.
AU - Chankiew J.
PY - 2013
SP - 527
EP - 535
DO - 10.5220/0004337805270535