Intercultural Telecollaborative Exchange between China and Japan

Yamauchi, Mari and Jones, Mizuho (2012) Intercultural Telecollaborative Exchange between China and Japan. In: 1st Moodle Research Conference (MRC2012), 13-15 September, 2012, Heraklion, Crete.

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This presentation is a progress report on a study being carried out to explore the possibilities of telecollaboration in education. The two teachers from China and Japan have launched an intercultural exchange project between Chinese students learning Japanese as their third language and Japanese students learning cross-cultural communication. The telecollaboration has been implemented in a non-traditional way, which does not involve language exchange as its essential part, in order for both the groups with different learning needs to benefit from these activities. A pilot project conducted from October 2011 to January 2012 revealed some of the promises and challenges. Selecting and setting up the platform was the biggest challenge, which led to other challenges and issues. Based on the lessons learned from the pilot project, the project has been redesigned. A Moodle course has been set up for this project, and several functionalities and the arrangement of the activities have been planned and tested for use, including using Forums for in-group discussions, using NanoGong in forum posting, and using Choices for a warm-up. The Moodle course, the arrangement of the activities, and what the authors are trying to achieve with them will be discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intercultural Exchange, Telecollaboration, Moodle
Subjects: Educational technology > Other educational technology
Divisions: Higher education, Universities, Vocational training, Colleges
Depositing User: Dr Michael de Raadt
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 03:44
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2015 03:52

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