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Article Id 56354
Journal Title 教育資料與圖書館學
Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences
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International Students’ Tutoring Experiences and Cultural Awareness in the Digital Learning Companion Project
Author(s)
Sarah Otanga


Cathy Weng


Apollo Weng


Regina Ju-Chun Chu
 
 
Language English
Vol.&No. Vol.56No.3
Publishing Date November 2019
Start/End Page XXX~XXX
Doc Type Research Article
Chinese Abstract
EnglishAbstract The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of international students in online tutoring of remote learners in Taiwan and the potential of online tutoring in developing cultural awareness. 39 foreign students from a university in Taiwan were paired with 39 learners from four schools in remote areas of Taiwan for the role of teaching and exchanging culture for a period of 10 weeks. After the online tutoring process, the tutors reflected on their online tutoring experience and cultural learning using self-recorded videos. Additional data sources included written reflections (essays) and tutors’ online reflective journals. The results from analysing the tutors’ reflections suggest that first, the tutors benefitted in various aspects including acquisition and improvement of teaching skills, language learning, peer encouragement, cultural exchange, helping tutees boost their confidence to speak English, and developing friendships and relationships. Second, although some tutors faced a language barrier challenge, tutors were able to learn about some aspects of the culture of Taiwan from the tutees. This study demonstrates that online tutoring can help students and people from different countries to develop cultural awareness. Being a more cost effective option for learning a culture than for instance visiting a country to learn a culture, learning institutions could provide opportunities and encourage students to participate in such cultural exchange programs.
Chinese Keywords ;;;;
English Keywords online tutoring;online tutoring experience;cultural exchange;cultural awareness;
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EnglishAPA style citation Sarah, O., & Cathy, W., &, W., & Chu, R. . J. . (2019). International Students’ Tutoring Experiences and Cultural Awareness in the Digital Learning Companion Project. Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences, 56(3), XXX-XXX. 
EnglishChicago style citation Sarah Otanga et al., "International Students’ Tutoring Experiences and Cultural Awareness in the Digital Learning Companion Project," Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences 56, no. 3 (November 2019): XXX-XXX. 
Copyright © 2013 Dept. of Information and Library Science, TKU  ISSN:1013-090X  DOI:10.6120/JoEMLS
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