Collaborating Online: A Case –Study of American and Indian Student Exchange PROCEEDINGS
Shoba Bandi-Rao, New York University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Teachers who have collaborated in traditional classrooms know the value of partnerships. E-Classrooms allow for collaborations in any part of the world. The need for students to interact, communicate, & negotiate with students like them in another country is essential to understand the nature of globalization. This presentation discusses an online collaboration; a Global Virtual Exchange that took place between business students at New York University & H. R. College in Mumbai, India. Students viewed selected American & Indian commercials. While NYU students selected one American commercial & remade it for the Indian market, HRC students used an Indian commercial and remade it for the US market. Students asked questions about each other’s cultures to see what worked/didn't work for marketing commercials in the two societies. The projects were judged for Relevance, Originality & Impact. The online discussions were successful not only in terms of the quality but also the way students communicated & connected online.
Bandi-Rao, S. (2010). Collaborating Online: A Case –Study of American and Indian Student Exchange. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (p. 25). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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