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Building Bridges Across the Atlantic: The Impact of Technology Facilitated Classroom Partnership on Cultural Understanding and Student Motivation in Language Acquisition.
Roger Williams University.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
Roger Williams University.
2011 (English)In: Emerging Technologies in Learning: Impact on Cognition and Culture / [ed] Bhattacharya Madhumita, Mach Nada & Moallem Mahnaz, AACE - Association for the Advancement of Computing Education , 2011Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With ever-increasing globalization of economies and societies, educators recognize that proficiency in multiple languages and insight into cultural differences are essential components of sound curricula. Participation in international classroom learning partnerships is one way to accomplish these goals.  This chapter describes an ongoing collaboration, named Bridges Across the Atlantic, between elementary students in Sweden and the United States. Students work together and share ideas on various projects in math, science, social studies, and literacy. Using traditional and emerging technologies, they are able to experience first hand the language and culture of their peers on the other side of the Atlantic. Advice is given on establishing similar projects, setting classroom learning goals, and choosing appropriate technology resources.  Research implications are described and topics for further research are suggested.

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AACE - Association for the Advancement of Computing Education , 2011.
Keywords [en]
Language learning, cultural understanding, international classroom partnerships, emerging technology, TPACK (technological pedagogical content knowledge)
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-14746OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-14746DiVA, id: diva2:457100
Available from: 2011-11-16 Created: 2011-11-16 Last updated: 2014-07-08Bibliographically approved

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