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Flickr as a tool for intercultural understanding: A case study of informal learning in an online community

Keegan, H

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H Keegan



Abstract

This paper describes cross cultural interaction and community formation on Flickr, one of the leading online photo-sharing networks. Taking a virtual ethnographic approach, the author describes her own experiences of online community membership, exploring issues surrounding digital identity and the sharing of social discourse in the development of intercultural understandings within a shared online environment. It is proposed that the affordances of Flickr as a multimodal space, alongside the use of search engines and online translators as informal ‘cultural translators’, may be a useful tool for the development of intercultural understanding and community formation.

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Keegan, H. (2008, June). Flickr as a tool for intercultural understanding: A case study of informal learning in an online community. Presented at EDEN 2008, Lisbon, Portugal

Presentation Conference Type Other
Conference Name EDEN 2008
Conference Location Lisbon, Portugal
Start Date Jun 1, 2008
Publication Date Jun 1, 2008
Deposit Date May 11, 2010
Publicly Available Date May 11, 2010
Additional Information Event Type : Conference

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