NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1069182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Transformative Power of Digital Citizenship: Critical Perspectives on Culture, New Media and Pedagogy
Kurubacak, Gulsun
Journal of Educational Technology, v4 n2 p1-14 Jul-Sep 2007
This paper discusses culture, as a source of conflict than of synergy, and how it affects the use of new media to build digital citizenships. It also argues that the cultural dimensions of Geert Hofsteded, who demonstrates that there are national and regional cultural groupings that affect behavior of organizations, are very persistent across time. Global online cultures can be described according to the analysis of Geert Hofsteded. These ideas can be based on a large scale of local and national culture differences across subordinates of a multinational digital society. Furthermore, the author hopes that the underlying assumptions and theoretical constructs through the use of Hofstede's cultural dimensions will help digital citizens to understand management in an online community, and have both knowledge and empathy not only the whole local sight but also the global scene. In spite of calls for enhanced collaboration between online societies and different cultures, there is still alteration between digital citizens, groups and nations. On the other hand, they are exposed to universal dilemmas, troubles and problems which demand mutual understanding for clarification of these difficulties. Based on the cultural dimensions of Geert Hofstede, building global culture through new media helps digital citizens to appreciate the diversities in the way strategists and their supports think, offering realistic resolutions for digital citizens to help solve conflicts between different groups.
i-manager Publications. 3-343 Hill View, Town Railway Nagar, Nagercoil 629001, Tamil Nadu, India. Tel: +91-4652-276675; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A