Cross-cultural learning experiments through the internet

Nozomu Nishinaga, Yuri Nishihori, Yoko Collier-Sanuki, Keizo Nagaoka, Miho Aoki, Yuichi Yamamoto, Masahiro Harada, Kenji Tanaka

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses how the use of a high-quality video-conferencing system, a chat system, and a web-based voting system promotes the establishment of an effective learning environment, particularly for cross-cultural learning. A cross-cultural learning experiment was conducted in January, 2005. Classrooms in the IT Education Hall at Hokkaido University, Japan and the Discovery Laboratory of the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks were connected through the Internet and an experimental network. The effect the experiment had was evaluated by analyzing a questionnaire that was given to students after the experimental class was held at both universities. Our results suggest that the integration of Information and Communication Technology developed in this study provides an effective cross-cultural learning environment and students found this type of language learning both enjoyable and valuable.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationITHET 2005: 6th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, 2005
    Volume2005
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventITHET 2005: 6th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, 2005 - Juan Dolio
    Duration: 2005 Jul 72005 Jul 9

    Other

    OtherITHET 2005: 6th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, 2005
    CityJuan Dolio
    Period05/7/705/7/9

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    Keywords

    • Cross-cultural learning
    • High quality video conferencing
    • Symmetric
    • Synchronous

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

    Cite this

    Nishinaga, N., Nishihori, Y., Collier-Sanuki, Y., Nagaoka, K., Aoki, M., Yamamoto, Y., Harada, M., & Tanaka, K. (2005). Cross-cultural learning experiments through the internet. In ITHET 2005: 6th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, 2005 (Vol. 2005). [1560244] https://doi.org/10.1109/ITHET.2005.1560244