ERIC Number: ED485083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 17
The Impact of Computer-Mediated Intercultural Communication on Learner's Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity: A Case Study
Lu, Wei-Hsin; Yang, Chia-Chi; Peng, Hsinyi; Chou, Chien
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
This study examined the changes in the level of intercultural competence of high school students that had participated in a transnational project where technology was utilized to exchange information, ideas, and create a final web-based product. Participants of the study included 162 tenth grade students from three different high schools located in the U.S. and Taiwan. Data was collected from pre and post self assessment surveys and in-depth interviews with selected participants. Results show that American students as well as students with prior travel abroad experience had higher levels of intercultural competence compared to Taiwanese students and students with no travel experience. It was discovered that prevalent language barriers had prohibited the communication and collaboration between the participating students.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Grade 10, Travel, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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