im digitalen Zeitalter“
(E-Learning in the Digital Age)

In the book “E-Learning im digitalen Zeitalter” (E-Learning in the Digital Age) by Mario Pfannstiel & Peter Steinhoff (eds.), our team of authors around Nicole Höhn, Fritz Audebert, Todd Wehrkamp and Samuel Audebert uses the ICUnet.Group and the best practice of the digital learning platform Learnhub to show how taking cultural diversity into account creates an e-learning experience that inspires learners around the globe.

In an increasingly digitalised, global world, the cultural diversity of society is also becoming increasingly important in the practice of digital learning opportunities. Learners have different styles, preferences and interests in how they acquire new content, skills and knowledge digitally. In short, the idiosyncrasy of how people learn. However, digital learning content is often selected and media-didactically prepared by e-learning designers through their own cultural (German) glasses. However, e-learning that is conceived and designed in one culture is not at the same time suitable for learners from other cultures in the sense of a universal “one-size-fits-all learning design”. It is not enough to simply translate digital content one-to-one into another language. Rather, it is important to know exactly the diverse cultural specifics of the learners and to develop a tailor-made digital learning offer.

Tip:You can find out how to address an international target audience and which aspects are important for a culturally sensitive design of e-learning in our book chapter „Wie Sie ein E-Learning-Erlebnis schaffen – im interkulturellen, globalen Kontext“ (How to create an e-learning experience – in an intercultural, global context). Here you will get a methodological toolbox with potential style & content recommendations to support you in global digital learning practice.