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ERIC Number: EJ946503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1096-7516
Facilitating Students' Global Perspectives: Collaborating with International Partners Using Web 2.0 Technologies
Ertmer, Peggy A.; Newby, Timothy J.; Yu, Ji Hyun; Liu, Wei; Tomory, Annette; Lee, Young Mi; Sendurur, Emine; Sendurur, Polat
Internet and Higher Education, v14 n4 p251-261 Sep 2011
This research was designed to explore the impact of a wiki-based international collaboration project on pre-service teachers' 1) cultural competencies, 2) comfort using technology, including Web 2.0 tools, to interact and collaborate with unknown colleagues, and 3) perceptions of ideas for using technology, including Web 2.0 tools, in their future classrooms. Survey results showed significant changes in cultural competency and perceived ideas for using technology from pre- to post-semester while interview data provided support for, and greater insights into, survey results. Furthermore, students' perceived comfort for participating in Web 2.0-based international collaborations was the best predictor of changes in cultural competency. Implications for the integration of international collaborations into on-campus courses, using Web 2.0 technologies, are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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