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ID : 395
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Title : Facilitating cultural exchange and fostering 21st century skills among non-English majors using Skype in the Classroom
Type : Virtual presentation
Category : Individual session
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The study was conducted to evaluate how Skype in the Classroom could effectively facilitate cultural exchange and foster 21st century skills among non-English majors. Based on the descriptions of 21st century skills, students were required to do a range of activities such as research doing, presentation delivering, and quiz designing. A Likert scale survey and in-depth interviews were employed as the two main data collection tools. The results were very positive with an average of more than 80 percent of students perceiving themselves improving critical thinking skills, collaboration skills, communication skills, creativity and innovation skills, self-direction skills, global connection, local connections, and using technology as a tool for learning. The study confirms that even a low-resource classroom can carry out cultural exchange activities and students can benefit from such activities without leaving the classroom. Given that the context for this study was a large sized class with students of mixed abilities, some suggestions were given to enhance the effectiveness of using Skype in exchanging cultures and developing 21st century skills.

Keywords : Skype Classroom; cultural exchange; 21st century skills
Conference theme : Using the Internet for cultural exchange
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Main presenter : Ms. Ngoc DIEU NGUYEN
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Affiliation : Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (Hanoi, Vietnam)
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Ngoc Nguyen is an English lecturer at Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and a Skype Master Teacher. She received a B.A. in English for Science and Technology from Hanoi University of Science and Technology and an M.A. in TESOL from Northumbria University. Her research interests include language and technology, learner autonomy, and ELT methodology.

Co-presenters : Co-presenter (2) : Ms. Vilma Badua-Liwan () Co-presenter (3) : Ms. Thao Mai Thi Phuong (Danang University of Economics (Vietnam))
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Date added : Friday, 15 March 2019, 11:45 PM
Date modified : Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 11:12 PM
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 403-V
Schedule day : Virtual Presentations
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