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dc.contributor.advisorGilbert, Juan
dc.contributor.authorEugene, Wanda
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-28T14:31:32Z
dc.date.available2011-04-28T14:31:32Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/2559
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation presents the design, implementation, and evaluation of the novel Cultural based Computing for Adult Learners (C-CAL) system, a self-directed online learning application utilizing culture to support adult learners in grasping computing concepts. C-CAL contains four major components – Culture Inquiry Form, Cultural Data Mining, Links for Learning, and Learning Modules – seeking to enhance the learning experience of non-traditional adult learners. Through a series of experiments, the C-CAL system has been found to be a viable alternative to introducing computing concepts to adult learners. As a result, using the general technology acceptance model (TAM), there was no statistical difference between the C-CAL system and traditional, non-culturally engaging methods currently used in regards to perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness. Thus indicating the C-CAL system performed just as well as traditional methods. However, C-CAL was consistently rated higher than the control on along all measures. Thus indicating the C-CAL system is a feasible system to utilize, whose benefits can manifest itself in the array of adult learners returning to education. This dissertation work demonstrates a deepening effort in applying culture norms and understanding to the design of computing technology, which will allow for more empowered uses of technology for learning and innovations among adult learners.en_US
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dc.subjectComputer Scienceen_US
dc.titleCulture Based Computing For Adult Learners (C-CAL)en_US
dc.typedissertationen_US
dc.embargo.lengthNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.embargo.statusNOT_EMBARGOEDen_US


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