I am working on automating the Culture Based Model. This web version will allow a little more accessibility to the information in the book but with my personal guidance. I am also working on some historical articles.

What is the Culture Based Model?

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These job aids were developed to provide a brief overview of the Culture Based Model's sections and chapters of the book "Instructional Design Frameworks and Intercultural Models" (2009). I presented this work at the American Society for Training & Development, International Conference and Exposition in May 2013.

My research is being cited nationally and internationally and across disciplines!

Babson, A. (2008). Considering semiotic ideologies in the design of literacy learning software for multilingual youth and adults in rural South Africa. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences: 08 Proceedings of the 8th international conference on International conference for the learning sciences - Volume 1

Betts, K., Kramer, R., & Gaines, L. L. (2011). Online Faculty and Adjuncts: Strategies for Meeting Current and Future Demands of Online Education Through Online Human Touch Training and Support. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 1(4), 20-38.

Blanchard, E. G., & Allard, D. (2011). Handbook of research on culturally-aware information technology: Perspectives and models. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Boll, S., Henze, N., Pielot, M., Poppinga, B., & Schinke, T. (October, 2011). My app is an experiment: Experience from user studies in mobile app stores. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction, 3(4), 71-91.

Cetin, G., & Gokturk, M. (2010). A Measurement Based Model for Assessment of User Centered Design Level for Open Source Software Projects. Paper presented at the Signal Image Technology and Internet Based Systems, 2008. SITIS '08. IEEE International Conference on Print.

Economides, A. A. (2008). Culture-aware collaborative learning. Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2(4), 243-267.

Eugene, W., & Gilbert, J. E. (2010, February 3-6). Mining for culture: Reaching out of range. Paper presented at the iConference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL.

Gasparini, I., Pimenta, M. S., & Oliveira, J. P. M. d. (2011). How to apply context-awareness in an adaptive e-learning environment to improve

            personalization capabilities? Paper presented at the Computer Science Society (SCCC), 2011 30th International Conference of the Chilean, Curico, Chile.

George, R., Nesbitt, K., Gillard, P., & Donovan, M. (2010). Identifying cultural design requirements for an Australian indigenous website. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Eleventh Australasian Conference on User Interface, Brisbane, Australia.

Heimgartner, R., & Kindermann, H. (2012). Revealing Cultural Influences in Human Computer Interaction by Analyzing Big Data in Interactions. Paper presented at the Active Media Technology: Proceedings 8th International Conference, AMT 2012, Macau, China, December 4-7, 2012, Macau, China.

Heukelman, D., & Obono, S. E. (2009). Exploring the African Village metaphor for computer user interface icons. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, Vanderbijlpark, Emfuleni, South Africa.

Huang, H.-H., Cerekovic, A., Pandzic, I. S., Nakano, Y., & Nishida, T. (2009). Toward a multi-culture adaptive virtual tour guide agent with a modular approach. AI & Society, 24, 225-235.

Kinuthia, W. (2012). Reported challenges for socio-cultural curricula in instructional design. Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 6(2), 87-99.

LaPointe, D. K., & Linder-VanBerschot, J. A. (2012). International research: Responding to global needs. In L. Visser (Ed.), Trends and Issues in Distance Education: International Perspectives (2nd ed., pp. 5-22). Charolotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Liu, P., & Keung, C. (2013). Defining Cross-cultural theoretical framework of user interface, Cross-Cultural Design Methods, Practice and Case Studies: 5th International Conference, CCD 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part  I (pp. 235-242). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.

Marcinkowski, M. (2013). Educational dialogue and technological utterances: A phenomenological approach to developing a theory of evocative design practice. Paper presented at the iConference 2013 Proceedings, Fort Worth, Texas.

Mohammed, P., & Mohan, P. (2011). Integrating culture into digital learning environments: studies using cultural educational games. Caribbean Teaching Scholar, 1(1), 21-33.

Presthus, W. (2012). Catch me if you can? How technology is running away from ethics in business intelligence. Paper presented at the Norsk konferanse for organisasjoners bruk av informasjonsteknologi: NOKOBIT 2012, Trondheim.

Reiners, T., & Dreher, H. (2009). Culturally-based adaptive learning and concept analytics to guide educational website content integration. Journal of Information Technology Education, 8, 125-139.

Richey, R. C., Klein, J. D., & Tracey, M. W. (2011). The Instructional Design Knowledge Base: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Russell, L. R., Kinuthia, W. L., Lokey-Vega, A., Tsang-Kosma, W., & Madathany, R. (online early April 10, 2013). Identifying complex cultural interactions in the instructional design process: A case study of a cross-border, cross-sector training for innovation program. Educational Technology Research & Development.

Vitols, G., Arhipova, I., & Hirata, Y. (2012). Culture Colour preferences for cross-cultural website design. Paper presented at the International Conference on Applied Information and Communication Technologies, Jelgava, Latvia.

Wilson, B. G. (2012). Trends and issues facing distance education:A nowcasting exercise. In L. Visser (Ed.), Trends and Issues in Distance Education: International Perspectives (2nd ed., pp. 39-54). Charolotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Winschiers-Theophilus, H. (2009). The Art of Cross-Cultural Design for Usability. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Addressing Diversity. Part I: Held as Part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA.

Winschiers-Theophilus, H., Bidwell, N., Blake, E., Kapuire, G., & Rehm, M. (2010). Merging experiences and perspectives in the complexity of cross-cultural design. Paper presented at the Proceedings IWIPS 2010: Ninth International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems, London, England.

Yusop, F. D., & Correia, A.-P. (2012). The civic-minded instructional designers framework: An alternative approach to contemporary instructional designers' education in higher education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 43(2), 180-190.


My Thoughts on Learning
Globalized learning is the path of the future! Literacy is no longer confined to the pages of a book; knowledge can be acquired across worlds through the Internet. New information and communication technologies (ICTs) bring into view the need to develop innovative theories, methods, practices, models and ideas. Given this, my research seeks to provide some forward thinking in the areas of design, culture, literacy and ICTs.

Cultural Implications for Games in Education (2010)

Integrating Culture in the Design of ICTs (2010)





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