ERIC Number: ED463727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Combining Studio Videoconferencing and the Internet To Promote Intercultural Understanding.
Jones, Ted C.; Sorenson, Karen
"Projet Mercure," or the Mercury Project, was a consortium of universities in North America that used videoconferencing to link with university classrooms in France; its purpose was to provide a new approach to teaching French language and civilization. This paper examines one such videoconference between both Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) and the University of Tennessee at Martin and the Universite d'Orleans (France) that covered the American presidential election process. Areas of discussion include a history of Projet Mercure, student and teacher preparations for the conference, technical considerations, a description of what happened during the conference, and an overview of the lessons learned. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Presidential Campaigns (United States), Second Language Instruction, Teleconferencing
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/10.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: France; United States