Cross-Cultural Collaboration Through a Virtual Community of Practice Using Video and Social Networking
Curtis Ho, Bert Kimura, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States ; Mary Kimura, Kenichi Kubota, Kansai University, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The primary purpose of this panel presentation is to share and discuss best practices in conducting cross-cultural projects virtually through use of emerging technology such as Skype, Facebook, and web-based video. Overcoming language, culture and time differences pose additional challenges to coordinating a virtual collaborative project. The panel discussion will focus on a class project between students from two universities. 17 US and 14 Japanese university graduate students, both in the Educational Technology field, were engaged in a project as part of their graduate course assignment in fall 2010, which required them to collaborate on a short web-based video that shares how a particular ICT is used in their country. Lessons learned about building a virtual community of practice through social media will be discussed and implications for pedagogical strategies will be shared.
Ho, C., Kimura, B., Kimura, M. & Kubota, K. (2011). Cross-Cultural Collaboration Through a Virtual Community of Practice Using Video and Social Networking. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2469-2470). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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