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Piya C. Sorcar
Journal Articles

Sidestepping the Elephant in the Classroom: Using Culturally Localized Technology To Teach Around Taboos

Piya C. Sorcar, Benjamin Strauber, Prashant Loyalka, Neha Kumar, Shelley Goldman
Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2792–2804, 2017 May 6, 2017

Cultural taboos can restrict student learning on topics of critical importance. In India, such taboos have led multiple states to ban materials intended to educate youth about HIV, putting millions at risk. We present the design of TeachAIDS, a software application that leverages cultural insights, learning science, and affordances of technology to provide comprehensive HIV education while circumventing taboos.

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Books

Teaching Taboo Topics through Technology

Piya C. Sorcar, Clifford Nass
IGI GLobal, 2011 December 31, 2011
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