Building cross cultural understandings through e-Chatter

Johnson, R and Jumani, N 2009, 'Building cross cultural understandings through e-Chatter', Indian Journal of Open Learning, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 17-27.

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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Building cross cultural understandings through e-Chatter
Author(s) Johnson, R
Jumani, N
Year 2009
Journal name Indian Journal of Open Learning
Volume number 18
Issue number 1
Start page 17
End page 27
Total pages 11
Publisher Indira Gandhi National Open University
Abstract The aim of the e-Chatter project was to facilitate the opportunity for Australian teacher education students to be involved in an authentic learning environment with international participants from culturally diverse settings, and for the international students to have the opportunity to be involved in an interactive English language program with first language English speakers. In the 2007 pilot project, participants were engaged in an online discussion on the topic of Australian Culture/Pakistani Culture/Iranian Culture respectively. Discussion was conducted in English and led by Deakin based students on an online learning environment which was a website dedicated to this project. The teacher education students were required to focus their attention on 'Creating Effective Learning Environments'. They were required to develop and articulate their personal and professional perspectives on creating and managing learning environments with specific reference to online learning environments. This paper represents work in progress in the e-Chatter case study particularly from intercultural and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) perspectives.
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) e-Chatter
Information and Communication Technology
Authentic Learning Environments
Asynchronous Discussions
ISSN 0971-2690
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