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ERIC Number: EJ856355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
Asynchronous Learning Forums for Business Acculturation
Pence, Christine Cope; Wulf, Catharina
Industry and Higher Education, v23 n4 p319-329 Aug 2009
The use of IT as a facilitator for student collaboration in higher business education has grown rapidly since 2000. Asynchronous discussion forums are used abundantly for collaborative training purposes and for teaching students business-relevant tools for their future careers. This article presents an analysis of the asynchronous discussion forum series that was used in an MBA Business Ethics class in France as a facilitator to bridge cultural differences for future lifelong learning. The objective of the forum series, to facilitate the acculturation of business soft skills through online discussion of experiential cases, leads to observations of adaptation rather than the convergence of intercultural soft skills between high and low context cultures. (Contains 5 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France