Promoting international cultural and academic collaborative communication through technologies of open course ware

Carey, Stephen (2010) Promoting international cultural and academic collaborative communication through technologies of open course ware. In: Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2010 Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication Vancouver, Canada, 15-18 June 2010. School of Information Technology Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 277-287.

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Abstract

In the diverse cultures of an increasingly transnational world where academic literacy in English or Englishes is required for advancement in universities, communication technologies play critical roles. This paper integrates scholars from diverse cultures through online technology which allows for participants from several universities to develop their awareness of diverse cultures and academic English across disciplines. This research addresses the issue of how online collaboration among scholars can develop their technological, cultural and academic literacies which are essential to their academic progress. By creating electronic discussion forums that include scholars from universities worldwide it is possible to engage in transcultural dialogue regarding how diverse cultures view technology as a means to advance academic and cultural literacy. Through combining the wealth of academic Open Course Ware (OCW) through the consortium and linkages with international universities it is possible to create credit courses for students in each of their home universities thereby overcoming the major limitation of OCW by providing access to credit for OCW courses.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2010
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 15:05
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 14:10
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2291

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