When in Rome, do as the Romans do - Overcoming Culture Conflicts in Mobile Learning

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract

Mobile learning allows for the embedding of learning into daily routines by means of authentic learning scenarios. In this context, IS research emphasizes the importance of considering individual differences such as cultural differences when using IT in learning scenarios. First, culture is a critical variable that strongly influences IT acceptance and use. Second, teaching concepts differ heavily across cultures. With this research-in-progress paper, we propose a theory-driven design approach to overcome culture conflicts for mobile learning applications. We derive requirements from IT-culture conflict theory and practice, which are addressed by design elements and implemented in a mobile learning application that is now being adapted for China. As a practical contribution of our research, we provide systematic guidance to overcome culture conflicts; as a theoretical contribution, we enrich culture theory by considering and resolving conflicts for mobile learning applications.

Authors Ernst, Sissy-Josefina; Janson, Andreas; Söllner, Matthias & Leimeister, Jan Marco
Research Team IWI6
Language English
Keywords Design science research, mobile learning application, culture conflict, culture
Subjects information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Refereed Yes
Date 14 December 2015
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Place of Publication AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Page Range online
Title of Book Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems - Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015
Event Title 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015)
Event Location Fort Worth, TX
Event Dates 13.-16.12.2015
ISBN 978-0-9966831-1-1
Official URL http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2015/proceedings/ISdes...
Depositing User Michael Kunz
Date Deposited 22 Sep 2015 10:58
Last Modified 09 Dec 2020 12:55
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/244078

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Ernst, Sissy-Josefina; Janson, Andreas; Söllner, Matthias & Leimeister, Jan Marco: When in Rome, do as the Romans do - Overcoming Culture Conflicts in Mobile Learning. 2015. - 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015). - Fort Worth, TX.

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