Incorporating “World View” into the LMS or CMS is Best

Katherine Watson (Coastline Community College, USA)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 337
EISBN13: 9781609606923|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-989-7.ch017
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Abstract

“Linguistic relativism” leads people of different cultures to define, explain, and even see reality in images framed by their diverse languages. The most readily available and commonly used online educational materials are often scaffolded in unyielding structures shrouded in American standards and expectations. These Americano-centric course management and learning management systems render subject matter design and delivery, as well as assignment formulation, scheduling, and grading, difficult for educators who understand the importance of imbuing their materials with atypical alternative views of reality expressed in the worldviews of languages and cultures beyond the borders of the United States.
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