Becky Bergman

Lecturer in Technical Communication
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden
becky@chalmers.se
Becky Bergman teaches undergraduate, postgraduate and faculty courses in technical communication. Her research interests include use of web 2.0 tools for communication courses; peer reviewing and intercultural communication.

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Connecting across cultures: student peer support for writing

Online communication is increasingly common in the global workplace. This article showcases a research project conducted in Sweden and North America, where engineering students participated in online peer review on each other’s texts. Through interviews, the students reflected on some of the challenges involved, including intercultural issues, communicating effectively online and the lack of personal acquaintance. The article concludes that a discussion of such challenges is important if such an exchange is to be successful.

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