Knowing what Learners Like – Developing a Cultural Sensitive Peer Assessment Process in MOOCs

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MOOCs attract learners from various cultural backgrounds with differing educational beliefs and learning preferences. Research has long acknowledged that culture has an impact on the adoption and use of information technology. Cultural differences can cause conflicts, especially when learners provide each other with feedback during the peer assessment process. With this paper, we use a design science approach to create a cultural sensitive peer assessment process in MOOCs. Based on Hofstede’s cultural dimension theory we derive design elements and evaluate them in a qualitative and comparative study with Swiss and Chinese students. Our results show that different cultures prefer different designs. Consequently, our key contribution is the practical elaboration of design elements, which can be integrated in MOOCs to provide a better learning experience. Further, we contribute to cross-cultural theory by using an existing framework and adapting it to a new and relevant phenomenon: MOOCs.

Authors Buholzer, Fabienne; Rietsche, Roman & Söllner, Matthias
Keywords Massive Open Online Courses, design science research, culture sensitive peer assessment procedure, Hofstede’s cultural dimension theory
Subjects information management
Institute/School ?? SoM LA / UA ??
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IWI - Institute of Information Management
HSG Classification contribution to education
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Date 6 March 2018
Event Title Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI)
Event Location Lüneburg, Germany
Event Dates 06.03.2018-09.03.2018
Depositing User Roman Rietsche
Date Deposited 28 Dec 2017 21:27
Last Modified 04 Feb 2018 01:21


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Buholzer, Fabienne; Rietsche, Roman & Söllner, Matthias: Knowing what Learners Like – Developing a Cultural Sensitive Peer Assessment Process in MOOCs. 2018. - Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI). - Lüneburg, Germany.

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