Developing intercultural competence through glocal activity theory using the connect-exchange study abroad app

Rich Rice, Ben Lauren

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Abstract

This chapter lays a theoretical foundation for the development of an emerging model of studying intercultural communication through problem-based study abroad pedagogy. At the center of this model is a new computer tool called the Connect-Exchange App, which is meant to facilitate transactional learning between users with varying cultural backgrounds. To research how different audiences might use the app, the authors draw upon activity theory to guide their iterative design process to facilitate users' deepening glocal, intercultural competence. Developing intercultural competence is a process of iterative experiences connecting, exchanging, and filtering information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Rhetoric and Global Literacies
Subtitle of host publicationCommunication Modes and Digital Practices in the Networked World
PublisherIGI-Global
Pages154-173
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781466649194
ISBN (Print)146664916X, 9781466649170
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 21 2015

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