Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches
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Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches

Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
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Release Date: September, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 382
ISBN13: 9781466621015|ISBN10: 146662101X|EISBN13: 9781466621022|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2101-5


Our differences in language, cultures, and history around the world play a vital role in the way we learn. As technology-based education continues to be used worldwide, there is an ever growing interest in how multiculturalism comes into effect.

Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches explores the multidisciplinary approaches to transculturality and multiculturalism and its influence on technology-based education. This comprehensive reference source is a collection of education cases which investigate transcultural education using theoretical aspects and practical applications inside a technological framework. This book aims to be a reference for university professors, students, and researchers alike.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Information Communication Technology
  • Multicultural Education
  • Multiculturalism
  • Online Networking
  • Technology-Based Education
  • Transculturality

Reviews and Testimonials

For scholars, students, and researchers, Peñalvo (computer science, U. of Salamanca, Spain) brings together 14 chapters by computer science, education, psychology, and other researchers from Europe, Chile, and Australia, who discuss multiculturalism in technology-based education. They describe the Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook project and outcomes, which aims to facilitate the creation of a European identity by designing digital educational content in geography and history from a multicultural point of view; multiculturality and interculturality in social and diversity issues, including the use of information and communication technologies in an Argentine province with a high rate of aboriginal people, the use of technology in the expansion of the linguistic and cultural domains of endangered languages, analysis of gender violence issues of urban adult indigenous women, a framework for the e-education of teachers of special groups to improve compatibility, and an objective concept of culture; and cases and experiences about multiculturalism, interculturality, and transculturality, such as cultural dimensions in higher education, global software teams' communication and coordination problems and the use of e-mentoring, the behavior of students in teamwork and collaboration, the use of Facebook in helping immerse international students into Australian university culture, the use of technologies to promote values education, and student voice and technology in citizenship education. 

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

These 14 case studies organized into three sections address the Multicultural Interdisciplinary Handbook (MIH) Project and Outcomes; multiculturality and interculturality; and cases and experiences in multiculturalism, interculturality, and transculturality. [...] The information provided is useful to any country, however, where multiculturalism is encountered, to understand the impact of diversity on ICT-supported education and training.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Francisco José García-Peñalvo graduated from the University of Valladolid with a degree in Computer Science. He later obtained a PhD a the University of Salamanca, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of Salamanca. He has published an excess of one hundred papers in international publications and conferences, and has participated in more than twenty research projects. He currently teaches in the Programa de Doctorado del Departamento de Informática (Computer Science Doctorate Program, which has been awarded the Quality Mention of ANECA since Academic Course 2003-2004), as well as in the Máster Oficial en Sistemas Inteligentes (Intelligent Systems Master), in the Máster Oficial en TIC Aplicadas a la Educación (ICT applied to Education Master), and in the Programa de Doctorado Procesos de Formación en Espacios Virtuales (Educational Virtual Spaces Doctorate Program) at the University of Salamanca. Dr. García-Peñalvo is currently Director of the Experto/Máster en eLearning: Tecnologías y Métodos de Formación en Red (eLearning Master).