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Innovative Educational Technologies, Tools and Methods for E-learning
Scientific Editor Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska
“E-learning”, 12, Katowice–Cieszyn 2020, pp. 290–304
DOI: 10.34916/el.2020.12.25

el-2020-12-25

E-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION – FROM ACTION TO EQUITY IN AN INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION

Nuno Silva-1, Izabel Alvarez-2, Paulo Pinto-3, 1, Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, 2, COMEGI – Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, ISTEC, Lisboa, 3, Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, 1, nsas@lis.ulusiada.pt, 2, alvarez@edu.ulusiada.pt, 3, pjpinto@lis.ulusiada.pt, ORCID 1, 0000-0003-0157-0710, 2, 0000-0003-4381-6328, 3, 0000-0002-0675-6293

Abstract: Considering that higher education institutions are key players within the learning society, it is reasonable to expect that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) mean changes to lecturers, students and universities. This research
combines culture, ethics and technology with the purpose of achieving “ethicultural” sensitivity, and educational equity at a international higher education institution with several campuses in Portugal and Angola. The empirical results seem to demonstrate that a pure technological perception about education condemns any e-learning paradigm, because “glocality” imposes combined ethical and cultural dilemmas and to minimise potential failures, it is crucial to involve all stakeholders to have “ethicultural” sensitivity as a prerequisite for mutual understanding in national and international successful e-learning implementation.

Keywords: Higher education; Ethics, Culture, Equity, E-learning.

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