Inclusiveness in Instructional Design & Development of Informal Learning Experiences: From Cultural Lenses
This position paper focuses on inclusive instructional design and development of informal learning in online environments. The literature-based position is developed from the lenses of typology of culture, learning, and technology, universal design for learning, decolonization, and strength-based approaches. With the framework of Activity Theory, informal learning carries past and present, individual, and collective cultural and social meanings. These influence individual agency’s fulfillment of various learning purposes with spaces and activities which instructional design and development can shape inclusively. This inclusiveness situates in understanding transformative needs of informal learning, is apprised by participatory cross-cultural research and inseparable from critiquing, selecting, and integrating with technologies.