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The Learning Conference 2003

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Cultural-e-inappropriate: Looking at e-learning from a Thai cultural Perspective.

Dr Jeremy Pagram, Penporn Manowanna.

The world is embracing e-learning as an arm of world globalisation You can sit at home on Bangkok or London and study online for a US Degree or sit in Kuching and study online for a Master of Education from Perth. With this global trend come issues that go beyond those of content, delivery and even language. Does the learning culture of the intended learner affect their interpretation of the materials provided. Do locally produced materials fare better. This paper looks at these issues from a Thai perspective. Though the eyes of its authors one of whom is Thai and one is Australian It examines the way Thai students are taught to learn and how this learned behaviour fits within the pedagogy of e-learning materials intended for a world audience. The paper concludes with a look at the implications for content designers as well as pointers towards the authors’ future researches in this area.


Dr Jeremy Pagram  (Australia)
Edith Cowan University

Penporn Manowanna

  • Culture
  • E-learning
  • Distance Education
  • Online Learning

(30 min Conference Paper, English)