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ERIC Number: EJ864343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
An Intercultural Communication Event via Video Bridge: Bringing Russian and American Students Together
Gregersen, Tammy; Youdina, Tanya
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v20 n2 p262-266 2009
Through globalization, the world is becoming smaller, placing responsibility on the educational system to prepare tolerant, culturally empathetic learners. In response to this rising demand, students from a U.S. Midwestern university and another from St. Petersburg, Russia, met on a video bridge and learned intercultural communications by interculturally communicating. This paper examines how video-conferencing allowed American and Russian students on opposite ends of the earth to meet through technology to share each others' beliefs, values, and world views, and to sample the elaborate, multidimensional, and pervasive cultures of their international counterparts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia