Computer-Mediated Negotiation Across Borders
German-American Collaboration in Language Teacher Education
©2006 Thesis 324 Pages
This book presents findings from a research project which provided future language teachers in Germany and in the US with the opportunity to experience computer-mediated collaboration. Overall goals of the project included preparing preservice language teachers to use computer technology in their future teaching, fostering electronic and professional literacies and cross-cultural learning. This volume explores institutional, technical, socio-cultural and linguistic challenges encountered by participants when jointly designing a website. Data collection instruments were triangulated, and a Grounded Theory approach was used to identify categories such as linguistic issues and missed negotiation opportunities. Based on her findings, the author makes recommendations for future projects and research.