Multilingual case method system for cross-cultural analysis

Kenji Terui, Reiko Hishiyama

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Abstract

The case method is an effective teaching technique for business management education. The main objective with this method is to spark discussion and share ideas. However, discussions are generally conducted in a single-language environment, which is difficult for non-native speakers. We therefore developed a multilingual case method system for global classroom environments to benefit students of different cultures and who speak various languages. The system provides a learning environment in which students can communicate in their native language through the Language-Grid service. We evaluated our system by conducting experiments using a short case of an unresolved cultural conflict. Japanese and Korean students participated in the experiments. The system enabled sufficiently effective communication in their native languages. We were also able to address cultural differences, for example, Japanese students tend to think of cultural conflicts more negatively than Korean students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages117-122
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769550473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2013 Sep 162013 Sep 18

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013

Conference

Conference2013 International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2013
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period13/9/1613/9/18

Keywords

  • Case method
  • Intercultural collaboration
  • Language grid
  • Machine translation
  • Web service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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