Using multimedia and hypermedia to promote intercultural education and an appreciation for pedagogical and student diversity

Richard E. Ferdig

Abstract


Intercultural communication and education are important topics that are gaining prominence in many fields of study. In this article, a multimedia and hypermedia tool is presented that has demonstrated important successes in promoting intercultural education and an appreciation for pedagogical and student diversity. The article begins with an introduction to the need for this type of research with overview questions provided from a reading of Clifford Geertz. The technological tool is then presented and research data is provided to support its integration. The article ends with a call for more research.

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