Online Intercultural Exchange : Policy, Pedagogy, Practice
Online Intercultural Exchange has now reached a stage where it is moving beyond individual classroom initiatives and is assuming a role as a major tool for internationalization, intercultural development and virtual mobility in universities around the globe. This volume reports qualitative and quantitative findings on the impact of OIE on universities in Europe and elsewhere and offers comprehensive guidance on using OIE at both pedagogical and technological levels. It provides theoretically-informed accounts of Online Intercultural Exchanges which will relevant to researchers in Computer Assisted Language Learning, Computer-Mediated Communication, or Virtual Education. Finally, contributors offer a collection of practitioner-authored and practically-oriented case studies for the benefit of teachers of foreign languages or in other subject areas who wish to engage in developing the digital literacy and intercultural competences of their learners.
- Hardback | 308 pages
- 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 567g
- 12 May 2016
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 16 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Halftones, black and white; 16 Tables, black and white
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-- Moonyoung Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
"The major strengths of this volume are epitomised by the remarkable attempts at the external and internal integration of OIE. External integration is represented by chapter author's efforts to promote a tripartite integration of policy, pedagogy and practice in OIE (as the volume's sub-title rightfully suggests). Dedicated chapters (De Wit, Guth, Wilson, Tudini) provide valuable insights into the two way contribution between institutional policies and OIE, highlighting the latter as a worthy endeavour in the internationalisation agenda."
- Zhiwei Wu, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in JOURNAL OF MULTILINGUAL AND MULTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, 2017
"...the book in question stands out in both fields, OIE and internationalization, as a recent and valuable contribution. Researchers, teachers, and practitioners can benefit from an enlightening text that is fundamental for education in general and language teaching in particular."
- Jose Marcelo Feitas de Luna, Universidade do Vale do Itajai, and Rodrigo Schaefer, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Revista Brasiliera de Educacao
About Robert O'Dowd
Tim Lewis has taught Languages and Cultures since 1980 in London, Sheffield and elsewhere. He is currently Director of Postgraduate Studies in the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology at the Open University.