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ERIC Number: EJ1107926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1832-4215
Online Intercultural Collaborations Using Wikis: An Analysis of Students' Comments and Factors Affecting Project Success
Forsythe, Edo
JALT CALL Journal, v10 n3 p255-271 2014
Online intercultural collaborations using wiki pages are becoming common in foreign language education. However, research into their effectiveness and the types of comments students make in their interactions remains scant. This study addresses this gap by exploring three years' worth of interactions among Japanese students of English and American students of Japanese. The data demonstrated that the focus of students' comments matches the overall topic of the collaboration, that interpersonal topics generate more interactions, and that logistical factors have a strong impact on the success of online collaborations. Based on these data-driven conclusions, this paper provides lessons learned and specific tips for conducting successful, online intercultural exchanges among foreign language students using wiki pages as a collaboration medium.
JALT CALL SIG. 1-6-1 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-8050, Japan. e-mail: journal!; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; Wisconsin
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