Instructional Science

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 257–273 | Cite as

A worldwide intercultural network: exploring electronic messaging for instruction

  • Moshe Cohen
  • Naomi Miyake


A worldwide international computer network has been developed to provide students from different cultures with opportunities to work cooperatively. Prototype activities have been developed and tested which facilitate and contextualize interactions among secondary and college students. Joint projects in language, science and social studies are carried out using an overnight electronic network to coordinate parallel surveys and to exchange findings of joint research. The instructional utility of these activities and the technical and organizational aspects of the network are discussed. “Receiving-end translation” as a method for achieving understanding across languages is reported.


College Student Computer Network Social Study Joint Research Electronic Network 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Moshe Cohen
    • 1
  • Naomi Miyake
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationHebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Teacher Education ProgramAoyama Gakuin Women's Junior CollegeTokyoJapan

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