Special Topics: Collaborative Knowledge Building through TV program for Better Cross-Cultural Communication

The special topic calls for papers on Collaborative Knowledge Building through TV program for Better Cross-Cultural Communication and such papers will appear in Cross-Cultural Communication as a special column.

Affiliated research area: Cross-Cultural, Cultural Differences, Communication

Description:

An exploratory research concerning the impact of using a BBS for facilitating cross-cultural communication between two groups of students: students at Dokkyo University in Japan and students at The University of Illinois in the United States. The objectives of the research were not only to find out a better way to promote cross-cultural communication on the internet, but also to investigate what works and what does not work in utilizing a BBS for cross-cultural communication. As a means of measuring the degree of impact, the participants have to answer the questionnaire on the "images" of the people of the other group. Upon completion of the four-month BBS project, the researchers administered exactly the same questionnaire and compared the results. The findings obtained in the "pre-questionnaire" suggest that each group of students had stereotypical images. Additionally, to what extent and in what ways the utilization of a BBS affects the images and understandings of another culture were also investigated and discussed.

Requirements:

In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Collaborative Knowledge Building through TV program for Better Cross-Cultural Communication for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Collaborative Knowledge Building through TV program for Better Cross-Cultural Communication” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Collaborative Knowledge Building through TV program for Better Cross-Cultural Communication.

 

Related Conferences:

2002 International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE'02)

Related Journals (Special issue):

CSCanada Cross-Cultural Communication journal

Related Articles:

Collaborative Knowledge Building through BBS for Better Cross-Cultural Communication ISBN: 0-7695-1509-6



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