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.
|Title of host publication||Digital Rhetoric and Global Literacies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Communication Modes and Digital Practices in the Networked World|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Print)||146664916X, 9781466649170|
|State||Published - Sep 21 2015|