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Improving Cross-Cultural Communication Through Collaborative Technologies [chapter]

Alyssa J. O'Brien, Christine Alfano, Eva Magnusson
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The paper outlines the methodology for the research, including the use of video conferences, collaborative blogs, a project wiki, webforums, and Google documents, and presents the findings on how such  ...  pedagogy; and it concludes with a projection on the scalability and sustainability of using computers to change human attitudes and behaviors in positive ways in an international context.  ...  In rating activities designed to facilitate intercultural competencies and cross-cultural collaboration (see Fig 2) , our findings indicated that students learned most when working within a globally-distributed  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-77006-0_17 fatcat:djxsydsnuvd2bowxqqi3fhqfwy

What do we exchange in virtual exchange? Reflections on virtual exchange as intercultural dialogue [chapter]

Jan Van Maele
2020 Virtual exchange in the Asia-Pacific: research and practice  
A small group of expert practitioners (N=6) were consulted for their views on virtual exchange.  ...  that take the core principles, practices, and structural components of dialogue as outlined in this chapter as a starting point for designing online intercultural dialogue activities.  ...  Acknowledgments First I would like to thank the organizing committee of the third biennial APVEA conference at Hangzhou Dianzi University in May 2019 for giving me Jan Van Maele  ... 
doi:10.14705/rpnet.2020.47.1145 fatcat:ahu6mmm35fa6zfpfh4rg6jpdlu

Language teacher education in blended synchronous learning environments (BSLE). A view from the classroom

Dmitri Priven, Algonquin College in Ottawa
2017 International Forum for Education  
to the ones they had previously internalized, and "a community activity facilitated by shared inquiry" (Alesandrini & Larson, 2002 p. 138) .  ...  Th e third is to provide opportunities for international and intercultural collaboration among preservice teachers.  ... 
doi:10.15804/iffore2017.12 fatcat:epr2p7jnrfeyhel22tn73ro5we


2017 International Journal of Mechatronics and Applied Mechanics  
In response to these foreseen working modifications, workers must be prepared to communicate digitally in a common language, known as lingua franca, usually English for global digital communications.  ...  Thus, as telecollaboration relates to the engagement of geographically dispersed learners in online intercultural exchanges using ICT (information and communications technologies), the potential of such  ...  To this end, it is important for language providers to facilitate telecollaboration in the workplace as a learning methodology that supports intercultural communicative learning and authentic uses of languages  ... 
doi:10.17683/ijomam.issue1.40 fatcat:ns3adfqxozh63ca7szu2d64xme

Explaining different aspects of word knowledge: A multimodal analysis of lexical explanation sequences during online French tutoring sessions

Benjamin Holt
2021 Lexis: Journal in English Lexicology  
We are grateful to the University of Lyon's ASLAN project (ANR-10-LABX-0081) for its financial support within the French government's 'Investissements d'Avenir' (ANR-11-IDEX-0007) program operated by the  ...  Most videoconferencing platforms allow the use of a microphone, a webcam, and a keyboard.  ...  Videoconferencing is useful for many things, including enriching intercultural competence (O'Dowd [2000] , [2005] ), facilitating spontaneous L2 production while lowering anxiety (Develotte, Guichon  ... 
doi:10.4000/lexis.5889 fatcat:6hpgufosr5gcnp63zgdswmhruy

A semiotic perspective on webconferencing-supported language teaching

Nicolas Guichon, Ciara R. Wigham
2015 ReCALL  
of the webcam in pedagogical interactions from a semiotic perspective by exploring how trainee teachers use the affordances of the webcam to produce non-verbal cues that may be useful for mutual comprehension  ...  and facilitate learner comprehension and involvement, the limited access to visual cues provided by the webcam is felt to be useless or even disruptive.This study examines the meaning-making potential  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported by a Projet émergent research grant from the École normale supérieure de Lyon .  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0958344015000178 fatcat:ltkfgpgl75hvdikrjq3gxjel24

Integrating telecollaborative language learning into Higher Education: a study on teletandem practice

Suzi Marques Spatti Cavalari
2019 Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal  
Telecollaborative learning can be implemented at higher education institutions as an independent practice or as a blended setting integrated into classroom activities.  ...  Teletandem, a model of telecollaboration implemented at UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista), involves two speakers of different languages who use the text, voice, and webcam image resources of VOIP  ...  reported issues concerning matching groups and organizing a schedule for the exchanges.  ... 
doi:10.15448/2178-3640.2018.2.31927 fatcat:6wdxbwi4avf7hn66lqbhnxj4wq

Internationalization in schools—Perspectives of school leaders

Ulla Egidiussen Egekvist, Niels Erik Lyngdorf, Xiang-Yun Du
2017 International Journal of Educational Research  
The role of teachers is to work as a group towards the common goal of implementing internationalization in their teaching in order to facilitate student development of intercultural competence, that is  ...  it would be possible to facilitate learning and engagement among both groups of importance, while possibly developing a context for additional knowledge sharing.  ...  Appendix A. Supplementary data Supplementary data associated with this article can be found, in the online version, at ijer.2017.02.009.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2017.02.009 fatcat:ue5by3v4eberff7hbhpw3zc7ee

Adapting Qualitative Methods during the COVID-19 Era: Factors to Consider for Successful Use of Online Photovoice

Nadia Rania, Ilaria Coppola, Laura Pinna
2021 The Qualitative Report  
dynamics with a group reflection.  ...  This project has allowed the creation of new social networks, a space for reflection and activation for individual and community empowerment.  ...  When participating in a Photovoice study, individual work follows the group activity with the aim of identifying common points of view for the final paper.  ... 
doi:10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4863 fatcat:c45pecpj3fgtvkkmvuvezm3ya4

The Processes of Designing and Implementing Globally Networked Learning Environments and their Implications on College Instructors' Professional Learning: The Case of Québec CÉGEPs

Olivier Bégin-Caouette, Yishin Khoo, Momina Afridi
2015 Comparative and international education  
Findings suggest that GNLEs in a college context take the form of joint lectures or joint activities.  ...  Instructors reported that designing and teaching within a GNLE had led to pedagogical, intercultural and technology-related learning; and that learning was fostered by unforeseen challenges as well as  ...  For instance, various higher education institutions provide study abroad activities that have found to enhance students' intercultural competencies, academic achievement (Peppas, 2005) , linguistic skills  ... 
doi:10.5206/cie-eci.v43i3.9260 fatcat:tmda2hmefbbw7kjbo4hpnvixz4

The effects of international email and Skype interactions on computer-mediated communication perceptions and attitudes and intercultural competence in Taiwanese students

Shih-Yin Stella Hsu, Robert E. Beasley
2018 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
Learners in an English as a foreign language (EFL) context seldom have the opportunity to interact with people from other cultures and experience intercultural communication in English to foster their  ...  , which can facilitate efficient online discussions with native speakers of the target language and can promote IC.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to express our gratitude to the anonymous reviewers and referees for their careful reading of our manuscript and for their insightful comments/suggestions that led to significant  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.4209 fatcat:t7upul7lgrcchm4qhp24orngse

Pullinger's and Joseph's Inanimate Alice and Intercultural Engagement

Ana Abril
2014 CLCWeb  
A digital novel/game that portrays a group of friends from different cultures would be a good venue for interpersonal and intercultural perspectives because it would lead to a variety of new learning experiences  ...  For instance, he/she may produce new material that can be incorporated online (for instance, a photographic picture captured through his/her webcam).  ... 
doi:10.7771/1481-4374.2499 fatcat:gilz3p234bakhduj6pciqk7cie

Overcoming physical distancing in online communities to create human spaces for societal transformations

Felix Westermann, Linda Doll, Maren Duprés, Sofia Späth, Petra Monika Schweizer-Ries
2021 Journal of Work-Applied Management  
Under consideration of the goals for an Education for Sustainable Development, transformative science and the social techniques of Theory U, developed by Otto Scharmer (2016), an online Community of Inquiry  ...  Video conferencing and the practicing of rules of conduct and communication, also referred to as netiquette, enable a transcendence of the physical distance to reach a feeling of belonging and social presence  ...  Further evidence can be provided for the influencing factors of: (1) transactional distance, (2) social presence, (3) social equality, (4) small group activities, (5) group facilitation, (6) teaching style  ... 
doi:10.1108/jwam-03-2021-0023 fatcat:2vyhtt7srjcyli65asazwjdkde

Is Willingness to Communicate Associated With More Positive Online Chat Experiences?

Charles Mueller, Allen Walzen
2020 JALT journal  
The study suggests that WTC may serve as a valuable construct for predicting learners' perceptions of telecollaboration as a language-learning platform.  ...  Willingness to Communicate (WTC) has been put forth as a model (MacIntyre et al., 1998) of situations and attitudes that facilitate L2 learners' openness to opportunities for L2 use and concomitant behaviors  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Shino Mueller and Yun-Wei Wang for all of their help in creating the Japanese and Chinese survey materials and the Japanese abstract. Charles M.  ... 
doi:10.37546/jaltjj42.2-1 fatcat:rseqlwqztzarvojoa7uhrqjsie

Designing for Change: Engaging Faculty Through a Blended Certificate in University Teaching Program

Matthew Stranach, Jaymie Koroluk, Bridgette Atkins
2016 Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education  
This Report of Practice describes how two programs—a Certificate in University Teaching for faculty and staff and a parallel Certificate in University Teaching for Teaching Assistants—were developed and  ...  The use of a constructivist approach to teaching and learning, coupled with a blended design for course delivery and a flexible approach to the application of learning technologies all contributed to the  ...  An alternative option suggested by a few of the 2015-2016 participants was to mix the two groups for modules where content was relevant to both groups.  ... 
doi:10.18741/p9201p fatcat:s3r33kv5gjcllanrvm6tpvff3m
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