MERN Forum Presentation id=664
MERN Forum # 42
Session: 3B
Author: Orest Kinasevych
Affiliation: University of Manitoba
Title : Cultural constructs of time and their effects on e-learning
Description : This presentation will survey existing research related to e-learning and cultural constructs of time. In particular, the presentation will investigate the human perception of time, cultural constructs of time in language and behaviour, the effects of time within learning, and the interactions between cultural time- constructs and educational technologies. Time will be identified first as a phenomenon experienced subjectively within human consciousness and second as an external, cultural construct. Perceptions of time as well as the imposition of cultural constructs can have significant impacts on human affective responses, cognition, and behaviour. Because learning aptitude is quantified through measures of time, time and learning are crucially linked. This presentation will consider the role of technology as an instrument of power and social control. This presentation will go on to connect these observations to their effects at the nexus of learning and educational technologies. (Research in progress.)
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