German-French Case Study: Using Multi-Online Tools to Collaborate Across Borders

  • This paper examines how students learn to collaborate in English by participating in an intercultural project that focuses on teaching students to work together on a digital writing project using various online tools, and participated in this digital collaboration project. Mixed groups of students, two French and two German, used several synchronous and asynchronous tools to communicate with their counterparts (Facebook, WordPress blog, WIMS e-learning platform, email, videoconferencing). Students had to produce an article together, comparing French and German attitudes about a topic they negotiated freely in their groups. Before publishing their post, students were expected to peer-review the article written by their group. Once published, the stage consisted of voting for the best posts on the e-learning platform, WIMS. A videoconference was also organized to create cohesion between the participants. The result of the student evaluations, together with the administrative, technical vastly differing university setups is presented.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Language:English
Author:Regina Brautlacht, Csilla Ducrocq
Parent Title (English):Bradley, Thouësny (Eds.): 20 years of EUROCALL : Learning from the past, looking to the future. 2013 EUROCALL conference, Évora, Portugal, proceedings
First Page:57
Last Page:63
ISBN:978-1-908416-12-4
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2013.000139
Publisher:Research-publishing.net
Date of first publication:2013/11/30
Tag:E-Learning; intercultural comparisons; online collaboration; speaking; writing
Departments, institutes and facilities:Einrichtungen / Sprachenzentrum
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 37 Bildung und Erziehung / 378 Hochschulbildung
4 Sprache / 42 Englisch, Altenglisch / 428 Gebrauch des Standard-Englisch
Entry in this database:2016/06/23