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Webcasting and Cross-Cultural Impacts

A. Introduction 

Google Books: Webcasting Cross-Cultural

Google Books: Webcasting Intercultural 

Quintura: webcasting intercultural 

Quintura: webcasting cross-cultural

B. Basic Elements Involved


Intercultural Communication Principles: What can go wrong? (The Banana Peel)


Cultural Shock

C. Domestic Knowledge - Know Yourself

Cultural Competence

D. Foreign Knowledge - Know Others

Intercultural Competence


E. Comparative Knowledge, Skills, Experiences - Keep Slipping Out on that Darned Banana Peel


Expatriate Networks: There are a series of established groups within these expatriate forums that have overlapping interests with webcasting, such as cross-cultural adaptation, e-learning, education, virtual worlds and many more. More can also be established for networking purposes and cross-cultural fertilization of webcasting. (requires an invitation via email, ask any of the expats at the Academy to perform this process step) Recommended free groups to join: Cultural Misunderstandings (336+ members), Cross-Cultural Understanding & Adaptation (69+ members), Global Communicators (47+ members), WorldCitizen (327+ members), China (294+ members), Educators (145+ members), Andrea's German language learning (147+ members), Americans Abroad (74+ members), Bridge Media Network (37+ members), Paris Movie Group (133+ members), New Media Connection (82+ members), Latin Community (417+ members), International Journalism (48+ members), Language Teachers (23+ members), e-Learning (23+ members) and many more, near and far... (choose the free version)

Paperback: I'm OK - You're OK, Harris, ISBN-13: 978-0060724276,
Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Paperback: Games People Play, Eric Berne 


F. Humorous Accounts

Wiki: Humor, Budai (Laughing Buddha)

Ni Howdy!, Desi Downey, ISBN 0595342361

Welcome to Absurdistan 


G. Language Tools

IM Translator (free web-based Web 2.0 tool including online translator for 10 languages, text-to-speech avatar, spell checker, multilingual dictionary, virtual keyboard for 31 languages, Russian decoder)

Gate2Home (virtual keyboard for 71 languages)

Wiki: Virtual Keyboard

Translate.Net (free open source software, online meta-dictionary system) 1048+ dictionaries, reverse translation 6000+ translation dictionaries and glossaries

Google Translate

Chinese Tools

Wordfast (TM translation memory based add-in for MS Word, free use up to 500 TM units)


H. Anti-Censorship Tools

Web links where you can download free anti-censorship software developed by top US IT engineers. These softwares are widely used by college students and foreign journalists based in China:



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