absolutely intercultural 20 +++ Live at Worldbridges +++ Online Culture & Language +++ The American Internet +++ Edublogs Votes +++

This show was sent out live through Worldbridges as a webcast. Guests included Jeff Lebow (thanks for all the technical streaming support) from Worldbridges who explained why Tibetans turn to English when discussing taboo topics.

We also heard from Helen Keegan at Salford University, England who revealed whether synchronous or asynchronous online communication reveals the most about national culture in the course of her ESMOS project.

Karsten Kneese, the producer of this podcast told us about adapting to the different conventions of formality in German and English. Karsten also gave us an update on our Frappr map competition where you can win a free trip to Germany simply by adding your pin to our Frappr map (at the bottom of this page).

Please add your pin! We don’t have a winner yet so please don’t hesitate and have a go.

Barbara Dieu (Bee for short) from Brazil talked about her experiences blogging with her high school students and the blog project exchange Dekita.org. She also talked about the early days of the Internet. Did she stay too long in the American internet? Listen and find out. Bee is also one of the people who nominated Absolutely Intercultural for the prestigious Edublogs Awards.

Please vote for us before December 16 at the Edublog Awards.

The next show will be coming to you from Germany on the 29th of December.

Until then…stay tuned!

The Host of this show is: Anne Fox


9 thoughts on “absolutely intercultural 20 +++ Live at Worldbridges +++ Online Culture & Language +++ The American Internet +++ Edublogs Votes +++”

  1. Just to let you know that we won the Edublogs award for best audio or video blog!!! I’m listening to the awards ceremony now at EdTechTalk over at http://www.worldbridges.com and I connected just as this amazing news was being announced. Unfortunately my sound settings were not right and I could not reply and thank the gathered audience live. Thanks for all your votes and we’ll do our best to make 2007 even better. Let us know what you want to hear and do take part. Send us comments either text or audio. You could even make your own feature for us to include in one of our shows. And finally you could even take over a whole show. The sky’s the limit.

  2. WOW! I couldn’t believe it when I read the news a minute ago. And I haven’t even prepared a speech. =)

    Thank you all so very much for your support!
    It feels like we only just started the whole thing, and who would have thought that after only a few month we’d already win an award…

    Well, again, thanks a million!!!
    And stay tuned…

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