Gunawardena, C., Frechette, C. & Layne, L. (2018). Culturally Inclusive Instructional Design: A Framework and Guide to Building Online Wisdom Communities. London: Routledge
To move beyond openness to inclusion requires a focus on the different needs of different learners, including the consideration of cultural differences in the learning process. Indigenous learners in Canada, for example, often make extensive use of oral learning and the wisdom of elders and the learning circle, not just the "materials" sent in an online learning package. This insightful book explores the experience of the authors in building and supporting _Wisdom Communities_ which use collaborative learning focused on real-world problem solving and inquiry-based learning as a basis for their online learning work.
The authors, based in the US and Venezuela, offer many insights of value for instructional designers.
The book was released in July 2018.