How Technology Can Support Culture and Learning

How Technology Can Support Culture and Learning

David Luigi Fuschi (GIUNTI Labs S.r.l., Italy), Bee Ong (University of Leeds, UK) and David Crombie (DEDICON S.r.l., The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 36
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-150-6.ch010
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From the authors’ perspective, technology is both a tool and a developing factor which can foster cul-ture and learning development. This chapter focuses on the inter-relations that interleave education, technology, content accessibility and intercultural issues. With an introduction and related background, language learning is used as an example further to ex-plain these issues. This chapter then discusses authoring and content development for eLearning appli-cations (including authoring tools, virtual communities and forums) and examines technology and ac-cessibility issues in this context. The current state of eLearning is introduced along with a description of different tools and approaches. The chapter concludes with an overview of eLearning and the mar-ketplace.

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