Intercultural Learning by Virtual Co-design
AbstractIn this study, we employed a wiki platform to promote students’ online collaborative design and intercultural learning. A total of 32 (17 Finnish, 13 Latvian and four German) students majoring in education and textiles participated in this 2-month project, in which they co-designed patterns for textiles in small groups. We utilized qualitative research methodology to collect data. The results show that virtual co-design is a promising method with which to enhance intercultural learning. On a more general note, the study provides an example of how a wiki platform can be used for collaborative design within educational contexts.
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