ERIC Number: EJ1170056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957 7572
The Impact of the Internet on Students' Enhancement of Cultural Aspects in Design Projects: A Case Study on Interior Design Graduation Projects, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Eldardiry, Dalia H.; Elmoghazy, Zeinab A.
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v28 n1 p287-302 Mar 2018
The paper explores the impact of the internet on students and their enhancement of their Identity and culture in the world of globalization. It is based on two stages; a theoretical background in the literature that provides criteria for examining the issue of the study. Then, the analytical study is done to the collected data. The paper incorporates two methods of data collection; a questionnaire survey to measure the instructors' perception of how students should reflect the identity and local culture in their projects in the internet era, and statistical analysis of students' implementation of cultural knowledge and identity features in their graduation projects in the new millennium before the usage of internet in the design education in the interval of 2001-2007 and after the usage of internet the interval between 2008 and 2015. Consequently, the paper is designed to generate both statistical quantitative and qualitative data. Despite the apparent impact of Globalization and internet based education on abandoning individual identity, yet it might lead to opening new horizons in front of dealing with cultural identity and heritage with a contemporary vision that integrates with nowadays architecture and at the same time refer to the unique identity.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Influence of Technology, Self Concept, Case Studies, Interior Design, Global Approach, College Students, Student Projects, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Cultural Awareness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia