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The Effectiveness of BBS-based Collaborative Learning Project for Inter-Cultural Communication
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, J. F. Oberlin University, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The aim of this research is to investigate to what extent and how Bulletin Board System (BBS)-based exchange project supports Japanese university students' intercultural communication. This research describes the effectiveness of the BBS-based exchange project in terms of intercultural communication, English learning, students' confidence and satisfaction for the class. The BBS-based exchange project was carried out by the 386 students of 14 universities in Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, UAE, Burkina Faso, Mexico, Brazil, Namibia, and Korea in 2005. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of BBS-based project, the research data was compared and contrasted with the data of previously existing Homepage (HP)-publishing project. From the result, it was shown that the BBS-based exchange project was more effective than HP-publishing project. Students considered other cultures, and the writing ability was improved. Moreover, it enabled students to build confidence on their English ability, and their satisfaction for the class was improved.

Citation

Kasami, N. (2007). The Effectiveness of BBS-based Collaborative Learning Project for Inter-Cultural Communication. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 699-704). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .

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