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ERIC Number: EJ955494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Exploring the Potential of Social Network Sites in Relation to Intercultural Communication
Lang, Anouk
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v11 n1-2 p120-139 Feb-Apr 2012
This article reports on the results of a project which used a social network site to support students on a year abroad and foster informal learning, particularly in the area of intercultural communication. The project employed a peer-mentoring structure to solve the problem of role conflict, in which users of these sites may feel some tension as the academic and social dimensions--two contexts usually kept fairly separate--of their lives collide. This article describes how students used the site, reports on the benefits of the project to both students and mentors, and sets out some recommendations for increasing the sustainability of social network sites as pedagogical tools in other educational contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom