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Students' perception of a wiki platform and the impact of wiki engagement on intercultural communication
Abstract This study describes a wiki project for a This study describes a wiki project for a Business Chinese course designed to develop students' intercultural communication competence. It explores students' perceptions of the wiki platform and analyses the advantages and disadvantages perceived by students. It also reports on the effects of interaction between English speaking students in the UK and Chinese students in China who were learning each other's language. The interaction messages on the wiki indicate that all students were actively involved in this interaction, making contributions to the wiki. The results of a questionnaire survey and a focus group interview show that students perceived the wiki platform favourably. It not only helped them organise and reflect on their own learning, but also allowed them to learn from each other. The wider audience, peer mentoring and professional development were appreciated, and the challenges of technical difficulties and the amount of work on the wikis were identified. The study suggests that wikis can be an interesting and fruitful experience that language learners use to enhance interaction with native speakers, and thus their intercultural communication competence. However, the wiki activities need to be well-designed and monitored to ensure that there is a significant amount of this interaction with good quality.unt of this interaction with good quality.
Abstractsub This study describes a wiki project for a This study describes a wiki project for a Business Chinese course designed to develop students' intercultural communication competence. It explores students' perceptions of the wiki platform and analyses the advantages and disadvantages perceived by students. It also reports on the effects of interaction between English speaking students in the UK and Chinese students in China who were learning each other's language. The interaction messages on the wiki indicate that all students were actively involved in this interaction, making contributions to the wiki. The results of a questionnaire survey and a focus group interview show that students perceived the wiki platform favourably. It not only helped them organise and reflect on their own learning, but also allowed them to learn from each other. The wider audience, peer mentoring and professional development were appreciated, and the challenges of technical difficulties and the amount of work on the wikis were identified. The study suggests that wikis can be an interesting and fruitful experience that language learners use to enhance interaction with native speakers, and thus their intercultural communication competence. However, the wiki activities need to be well-designed and monitored to ensure that there is a significant amount of this interaction with good quality.unt of this interaction with good quality.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1016/j.system.2013.04.004  +
Has author Wang J. + , Zou B. + , Dingquan Wang + , Xing M. +
Has keyword Interaction + , Intercultural communication competence + , Native speakers + , Peer mentoring + , Wiki +
Issn 0346251X  +
Issue 2  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 245–256  +
Published in System +
Title Students' perception of a wiki platform and the impact of wiki engagement on intercultural communication +
Type journal article  +
Volume 41  +
Year 2013 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 12:23:23  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 12:23:23  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2013  +
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