Dimensions of Diversity in the IT Classroom Onground and Online

Dimensions of Diversity in the IT Classroom Onground and Online

Madhumita Bhattacharya (Massey University, New Zealand) and Lone Jorgensen (Massey University, New Zealand)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-741-6.ch001
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the dimensions of diversity in a cultural context with special reference to IT education. The authors justify that globalization of education in a true sense cannot be achieved only by establishing accessibility and developing cost effective technologies. The debate concerning the influence of IT on the diversity and global culture issues will be colored by how technology is being used. The authors argue that the ideal is not possible within present IT usage unless the underpinning culture of the IT curriculum is acknowledged, openly discussed and adjusted for. They develop a model in phases to discuss the difficulties in engaging the technology and thus finding ways to increase its usage, particularly in the education sector.

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