, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 11–14 | Cite as

Building Multicultural Awareness in University Students Using Synchronous Technology

  • Michele Garabedian StorkEmail author
  • Jingshun Zhang
  • Charles Xiaoxue Wang
Column: ICT International


To explore the potential for building multicultural awareness in university students using synchronous technology, faculty members from an American regional state university and a Chinese regional university collaborated to find appropriate ways to integrate synchronous technology (e.g., Adobe Connect) into a teacher education program in the American university and in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program in China. The paper reports the collaborative efforts during the spring 2016 semester using Adobe Connect to enrich student learning at both sites. This report includes the project overview, project implementation, its evaluation framework, and initial findings.


Synchronous technology Multicultural awareness EFL learning and instruction Teacher education International research collaboration Design-based research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Garabedian Stork
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jingshun Zhang
    • 1
  • Charles Xiaoxue Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFort MyersUSA

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