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ID : 1538
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Title題名 : The international virtual exchange - What we know so far
Type種類 : Presentation (40 mins)
Category部類 : Individual presentation
Language言語 : English
Abstract要約 :

Often in Japan, EFL classrooms are places where only Japanese students interact. The English they use in such a situation does not have the immediacy it would have in an international setting. The International Virtual Exchange Project (IVEProject) allows students to use the language they’ve learned to interact with students from other countries. This presentation introduces the IVEProject which has had almost 8,000 students and 180 teachers from 8 countries in South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe participating in virtual exchanges over the last 18 months. Students interact online in English as a lingua franca using a Moodle platform. Each exchange is carried out over an 8-week period employing various tasks to encourage student interaction. The Japanese government-sponsored exchanges are free of charge to participants. To assuage security concerns and improve connectivity a number of tools were used to connect the students. These will be described. Information on how some 180 teachers felt about the exchange, gained from feedback gleaned via teacher surveys, will be outlined. Finally, student inter-cultural development will be covered. In the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017, 303 and 264 Japanese students, respectively, completed pre- and post-questionnaires after participating in it. The questionnaires measured inter-cultural sensitivity and understanding of one's own culture. Mean scale scores for pre- and post-testing of each construct could be used. Their significance of difference was checked using the non-parametric Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Improvement in students' understanding of their own culture and appreciation of other cultures resulted.

Keywordsキーワード : IVEProject, virtual exchange, inter-cultural understanding, teacher cognition
Topicsトピック : Using Moodle
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Main presenter筆頭発表者 : Mr. Eric HAGLEY
Affiliation所属 : Muroran Institute Of Technology (Muroran, Japan)
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Co-presenter (2)共同研究者(2) : Mr. Thom Rawson (Nagasaki International University)
Co-presenter (3)共同研究者(3) : Mr. David Campbell (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
Co-presenter (4)共同研究者(4) : Mr. William Green (Sapporo University)
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Date added入力日付 : Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 3:07 PM
Date modified更新日付 : Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:53 PM
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Schedule numberスケジュール番号 : 313-P
Schedule day開催予定日 : Feb 23rd (Fri)
Schedule time開催予定時刻 : 13:00 - 13:40
Schedule duration開催予定時間 : 40 mins
Schedule room name開催予定室名 : Room 1403 (40 seats)
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