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Cross Cultural Instruction: An Instructional Design Case

Author(s): Monica W. Tracey | Kelly L. Unger

Journal: International Journal of Designs for Learning
ISSN 2159-449X

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Cross-cultural instructional design | design-based research | job aids | constructivist ID environments | layers of negotiation model | rapid prototyping | project management

In an authentic example of linking design and development with learning and performance, an international real estate development firm defined a problem; implementing a cleaning system in the largest mall in the world with a cross-cultural unskilled work force in Dubai, UAE. Partnering with a university instructional design team employing a rapid prototyping methodology and the constructivist ID approach, Layers of Negotiation Model, a comprehensive curriculum was designed. This article describes the project background, initial design, the ID team's work in Dubai, illustrates the product, and summarizes the design experience.
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