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Volume 7 Number 1, 2016
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Sunaoka, K. (2016). Cooperative Peer Learning Activity of Online Cross-Cultural Communication by Sharing Emoji. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 7(1), 43-55.

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Peer learning is a pedagogic method which effectively improves activeness of participants during communication. In the present study, we introduce the experience of establishing peer learning activity between distance participants of an international online Cross-cultural communication class by sharing digital information in the group chat. Non-native participants successfully understood the paralinguistic information transmitted by the digital information from native participants and therefore they could effectively participate in the communication. Our experience indicates that paralinguistic information is the essential glue of Cross-cultural distance communication, and these symbolic and rapid electronic information resources played an active role in Cross-cultural discussion.


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