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The Impact of Cultural in Creating Virtual HRD Learning Platforms

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Hans Chung

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The Impact of Cultural in Creating Virtual HRD Learning Platforms Chih-Hung Chung
University of North Texas Introduction Virtual HRD Research questions 1. What are the cultural considerations when design a virtual HRD learning platform?

2. How can VW HRD learning space help learners to overcome cultural barriers? Theoretical Framework Cultural Impact VWs enable multiple users to simultaneously access the virtual contents, and engage in collaborative learning activities through their avatars (Dede, et al 2002) Virtual HRD has emerged as a new area of inquiry in the field of HRD (McWhorter, 2011). Cross culture adaption theory
Information processing theory Cross culture adaption theory Information processing theory Alternative model Q & A Thank you Second life Discussion Characteristics of the model The distribution of information processing in Virtual HRD Conclusion This study provided the conceptual model to describe and discuss the cultural impact in the VHRD. Discussion (Cont.) Individuals gain mass and messy information at the same time. However, this situation would bring positive or negative influence for people’s working or learning performances. Implications and limitations of conceptual model Information processing construction with cultural impact The cultural impact play one of the critical key factors influencing people’s learning performance in VHRD. With the information circulation, individuals accumulate cultural information and learning knowledge. a systemic viewpoint
- describe the cultural impact in the VHRD This model needs to be tested in the future. Future work of this study will continue to improve and test the conceptual model. Definition of Culture Hofstede (1998) defined culture as follows: “Culture is the collective programming of the human mind that distinguishes the members of one human group from those of another. Culture in this sense is a system of collectively held values.” (pp. 478). Definition of VW Schroeder (1996) defined the term virtual environment as “a computer-generated display that allows or compels the user to have a sense of being present in an environment other than the one they are actually in, and to interact with that environment.” Literature review The Cultural Impact on HRD International students and employees often face culture shock-
the Internet has eliminated the distances between people which may help lessen culture shock by familiarizing users before travelling to other countries (De Lera, Fernandez, & Valverde, 2010). many researchers and programmers have tried to design a friendly virtual world for users (Bruno & Muzzupappa, 2010) understanding the culture adaptation process in the virtual world can improve learning performances. The development of VHRD While all seem to agree that VWs play an important role in the field of HRD, opinions differ as to the present situation of VWs that have some restrictions that must be solved (Mancuso, Chlup, & McWhorter, 2010) McWhorter (2011) presented the concept that VHRD has emerged as a new area of inquiry in the field of HRD. The purpose of this study is to review and discuss important findings from research on cultural impact in virtual HRD learning platforms. Scholarly journal articles were chosen by using online databases, Escohost, ScienceDirect, Eric, and Proquest, and the keywords for the search were cross cultural, culture adaptation, VHRD, and the information processing theory.
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