ASIS Midyear '98 Proceedings

Collaboration Across Boundaries:
Theories, Strategies, and Technology



Collaborative Learning in an
Intercultural Communication Course

Karen Zimmerman, University of Iowa Libraries
Kristine Fitch, University of Iowa


Using e-mail, FirstClass groupware and CU-SeeMe video conferencing, students from the University of Iowa were paired with students at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland to learn more about cultures, communication practices, and interpersonal ideologies. Joint term papers were produced using all three modes of electronic communications. We will demonstrate how each software was used for different functions of the collaborative learning process and will discuss the difficulties faced.

Demonstration presented at the 1998 midyear meeting of the Association for Information Science, May 17-20, 1998, Orlando, Florida.

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