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A Cross-Cultural Group Activity Using Google Hangouts:Perceived Ease of Use and Usefulness
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, Southern Utah University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The present study investigates perceived ease of use and usefulness of Google Hangouts. About 30 teacher education students at the U.S and Japanese universities participated in an online cross-cultural activity using Google Hangouts and discussed cultural differences between the two countries and their teaching philosophies. After the activity, students responded to a survey. Despite some technical problems during the videoconference, the activity provided meaningful learning experiences to students in both countries. The purpose of the presentation is to share the results of the study and identify pros and cons of using Google Hangouts based on the findings.

Citation

Kobayashi, M. (2014). A Cross-Cultural Group Activity Using Google Hangouts:Perceived Ease of Use and Usefulness. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 647-650). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 8, 2019 from .

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