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ERIC Number: EJ1149446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
A Global Learning Wiki Project for Pre-Service Teachers
Kuo, Chia-Ling
Journal of International Social Studies, v5 n2 p4-21 2015
In this study the author investigated 228 pre-service teachers' experiences with a global learning wiki project in an undergraduate educational technology course. The project connected pre-service teachers with students in 11 different countries on wiki sites, participants and their overseas partners posting questions about topics of interest to them and responding to one another's questions on the sites. The goals of this study were to determine whether the global learning wiki project (a) enhanced participants' knowledge of other cultures and competence in working with those who are culturally different and (b) benefited the participants professionally by improving their technology skills. Results of the study show that participants enjoyed this project and the contacts they made with educators and students in other countries. They gained knowledge of cultures and grew more comfortable working with people who speak another language; however, their responses were mixed about the professional benefits and enhancement of their technology skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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