Exploring the Possibility of Adapting Works in the Digital Public Domain to Promote Cross-Cultural Education: A Case Study

ID: 53533 Type: Roundtable
  1. Xinyue Ren, Ohio University, United States

Tuesday, October 16 1:45 PM-2:45 PM Location: Jubilee Ballroom 1 View on map

Presider: Hiroo Kato, Visible Learning Designs, United States

Abstract: The case study aims to investigate the potential of using cross-cultural adaptations of the digital public domain to promote cross-cultural education. The previous studies showed the advantages of using the public domain in promoting cultural development and reproduction in various fields. However, limited literature has focused on the benefits of using the public domain to promote cross-cultural understanding. In order to examine the role of using cross-cultural adaptations of the public domain in promoting cross-cultural education, the research will use an undergraduate course to conduct a case study. The research will use observation, interviews, and artifacts (cross-cultural adaptations of works in the digital public domain created by participants) as instruments to collect data. As a result, the study anticipates indicating the possibility of using cross-cultural adaptions to raise students’ awareness of cross-cultural difference and promote their cross-cultural understanding. The findings will benefit educators who are interested in cross-cultural education.

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