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Evaluation of didactics from a cross cultural perspective: the eBIT project : online education in Sri Lanka
Stockholm University/KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University. (Informatik)
University of Colombo School of Computing.
Stockholm University/KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the 23rd ICDE world conference on open learning and distance education, 2009Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study is to identify and discuss the challenges when transferringevaluation methodology and practice from one cultural context to another.

Approach: TheAsia-Link project Asia eBIT aimed to develop and implement a 3-year online externalBachelor program in ICT in Sri Lanka. An important part of the project is recurringevaluations of several different aspects of the program. Information has been obtained byquestionnaires, interviews, field visits, focus groups and expert evaluations, conducted faceto face and online.

Findings: The structural differences of the educational systems amongpartners created a number of challenges, such as: organizational aspects of educationalactivities, didactic practice, learning culture in traditional education and online courses, staffresponsibilities and duties, the financial model, language and other cultural issues. Majorchallenges mainly concern the interviews and have been three-fold: 1) getting students totalk; 2) when they talk - overcoming the language barrier; and 3) getting students to honestlyspeak their minds. This process has been a requirement in order to produce usableevaluations at the same time as it is part of the ongoing evaluation itself.

Conclusions: Thefindings in this study further the understandings of the complexity when conductingevaluations across different cultural contexts. This understanding is important in order toperform high quality evaluations and should be part of any evaluators’ skills when facingsimilar challenges. This is a unique study on evaluation approaches of Sri Lankan online ICTprogram.

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2009.
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Information Science
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Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-8060OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-8060DiVA: diva2:241241
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23rd ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 7-10
Available from: 2009-10-01 Created: 2009-10-01 Last updated: 2014-04-17Bibliographically approved

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