Developing Global Competencies of U.S. and Hong Kong Students Through Asynchronous Cross-national Online Discussions
Nannette Commander, Georgia State University, United States ; Kelly Y. L. Ku, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong ; Carol Ashong, Peggy Gallagher, Georgia State University, United States ; Lisa Deng, Sandy Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 24, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
International activities in higher education are increasing as faculty prepare students to interact with others from different cultural backgrounds. Although exposure to different cultures is often accomplished through study abroad, there is a need to offer alternative and/or additional experiences that develop increased cultural awareness. This study explored the effectiveness of asynchronous cross-national online discussions in developing students’ globalized perspectives while at their home institutions. Online technology allowed U.S. and Hong Kong undergraduate education students to converse across the globe regarding learning theories and instructional practices. Students expressed positive views of the online discussion experiences and discussed a range of topics that related to their role as future educators. Both qualitative and quantitative measures were used to analyze students’ perceptions and construction of new knowledge regarding culture and education. Findings of this study document the effectiveness of asynchronous cross-national online discussions for developing global competence, an increasingly recognized vital skill.
Commander, N., Ku, K.Y.L., Ashong, C., Gallagher, P., Deng, L. & Li, S. (2016). Developing Global Competencies of U.S. and Hong Kong Students Through Asynchronous Cross-national Online Discussions. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 24(4), 383-413. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved April 2, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/171266/.
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