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Using Technology to Support Communicative Exchange in Study Abroad PROCEEDINGS

, University of Georgia, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper examines the communicative exchange phase of an instructional design model for the establishment and administration of study abroad programs. The model incorporates several key aspects of Mezirow’s theory of transformative learning and discusses how technology enhanced communication can encourage and/or enhance the transformation process. An explanation of the model guides the practitioner through the entire study abroad process including learner pre-assessment, goal identification, location selection, technology resource assessment, establishment of communication guidelines, communicative exchange, and learner post-assessment.


Brown, K. (2010). Using Technology to Support Communicative Exchange in Study Abroad. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1289-1296). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2018 from .

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