Cultural Adaptation of E-Learning Courseware: An Ethics & Compliance Example

Cultural Adaptation of E-Learning Courseware: An Ethics & Compliance Example

Randall Stieghorst (Language & Culture Worldwide, LLC, USA) and Andrea L. Edmundson (eWorld Learning, Inc., USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-989-7.ch013
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Abstract

Web-based and self-paced learning modules have become a common-and sometimes primary-tool used by the Ethics & Compliance departments of global organizations to educate employees worldwide. These e-learning modules provide guidance around such topics as the company’s Code of Conduct, specific policies or laws, globally applicable corporate standards, and how best to manage ethical dilemmas in a corporate environment. In this case, the authors describe the instructional design process that were used on various ethics and compliance courses to achieve a more global, regional, or country-specific applicability, including an overview of changes made to content and methodology that was originally perceived as “very American.”

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