Conducting student webinars with Adobe Connect Pro

Last year I wrote a short article about my first experiences using this tool for role-play meetings in an Intercultural Communication course. Since then Prof. Anna Nabirukhina (FINEC, St.Petersburg/RU) and I have conducted student webinars which is the subject I’d like to address here. To begin with, as Caroline Cornelius mentions in her review of the Adobe Connect Pro tool „Moderating, discussion and presentation in Adobe Connect™” (pdf available online), the first and never-ending question is “Can you hear me?” For the average user (= member of teaching staff, technically interested but non-professional user of web 2.0 tools), it is...

Cross-Cultural Contacts (CCC) and Project-Based Learning

  Most Intercultural Communication researchers agree: intercultural learning begins with a reflection of one’s own culture – one’s own expectations, assumptions and propensities. Only when we have reached a level of cultural sensitivity are we able to become keen observers of other cultures.   A bit of CCC history: The CCC exchange project* was established on the ILIAS Learning platform of the Berlin School of Economics in 2005 when students in St. Petersburg (FINEC) joined us in Berlin for a semester of experimenting with this virtual communication tool. We had created a number of IC activities designed to be used...