Key-Typing on Teleconference: Collaborative Effort on Cross-Cultural Discussion

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 647)

Abstract

It often causes difficulty to participate in teleconference for foreign language learners due to language and cultural barrier. In this paper we proposed Key-Typing method to investigate its effects on a conversation. This method successfully enhanced mutual understanding in point of presence of Evidence in Grounding, and promoting retention of shared-knowledge in real-time interactive telecommunication as a consequence. Most of the experiment participants assessed overall conversation quality enhancement and highly evaluated the proposed method in subjective evaluation surveys, also mentioned its potency for further cross-cultural communication.

Keywords

Cross-cultural communication Discussion Teleconference Common ground Keyword Character input 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Library, Information and Media StudiesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Library, Information and Media ScienceUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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