How to design for
People are accessing online learning materials at an increasing rate but according to academic literature online education often reflects the English-speaking world. This can result in culturally diverse participants feeling isolated, marginalised and discouraged in learning material. One way to address this issue is through culturally-inclusive learning design.
Cultural inclusivity ensures cultural participation, access, and ability to express and interpret culture. From a learning perspective, cultural inclusion calls to support and address the experiences and needs of people from diverse cultures.
Here at Fabo, we want to make sure that the platform is accessible to people from all cultures. To make this possible we have created a report on culturally-inclusive learning design. In the report, we outline three aspects of culturally-inclusive design. Here’s a sneak peek:
Language shapes the way we think and integrating language considerations in your learning design will make it accessible to more people.
It is important not to overextend your relation to another culture to serve your learning design. When possible, seek out authentic stories. If authentic stories are not within your reach, we have created community mapping guiding questions to gain context-specific needs and realities
Technology has created cultural transformation but people’s access to the internet still varies greatly. Therefore, it is important to use technology wisely by knowing the learner’s ability to access online information.
Culturally-inclusive learning design is an opportunity for all of us to learn and grow. Click on the button below to learn more about what to consider in creating culturally inclusive materials.
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By Emma Byskov