Research has shown that assessment of intercultural competence involves a multi-measure, multi-perspective approach, given the complexity of the concept (see Deardorff, 2009). This discussion forum is the place to discuss any assessment-related questions, including on specific methods or tools.

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Posting to ICC Global

All - We are in the process of upgrading this site to make it more usable (many thanks for suggestions that you've passed along!) In the meantime, it would be best if you do sign your name at the end of the posting, so we can see who's posting... Many thanks! - Darla

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Cultural Intelligence?

All - I just returned from speaking at a "Cultural Intelligence Summit" in Los Angeles - see - the summit was attended by mostly those from Business Schools and those in the corporate world and it seems like this is one of the terms being used there to describe "intercultural competence." I'm curious as to what you think of the term "cultural intelligence" and if you've come across it in any of the literature you've read... interestingly, there's also a CQ assessment tool that was being marketed there.... I look forward to your thoughts on this!

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Welcome to a new school year! Let's discuss ... research!

All - A very warm welcome to all of you at the start of this new school year. Hope your school year is off to a good start. We want to extend a special welcome to those of you who have joined us in the last few months. Welcome to ICC Global - this is where we discuss current research on intercultural competence and in so doing, share resources, ideas and support. It is hoped that through this sharing and through ICC Global, that new synergies may emerge as we learn from each other.

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June 27 Webinar on E-Portfolios

All - Below is information on a free webinar on e-portfolios (and one system in particular, manaba - there are other e-portfolio systems too)... some universities are using e-portfolios to collect direct evidence of students' intercultural learning and when combined wih some of the surveys discussed here previously (which are indirect evidence), can provide a more holistic picture of intercultural learning and competence. - Darla Deardorff

ePortfolio for International Education
- Reflect, Connect, Assess -

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ICC GLOBAL on permanent server now... time to invite other colleagues!

It is my pleasure to offically welcome you to ICC Global, which has been many months in the making. As you know, ICC Global is a newly created online research network for those who are researching aspects of intercultural competence (ICC) in various disciplines and cultures. It is hoped that through the synergies/connections created through this network, the work on ICC research will be greatly amplified and enhanced through the connections of many.

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Reminder: Virtual Research Mtg, March 2

All - This is a reminder that our virtual research meeting will be starting soon (March 2).... simply post updates on your ICC research, any reseach issues/questions you have that you'd like to get this group's response on, as well as any insights/thoughts you've had based on your recent research work and then check back often throughout the day (and night!) on March 2 to respond to others' comments/postings too.... Looking forward to "seeing" you soon in our research mtg!

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Announcing Next Virtual ICC Research Mtg, March 2

We will have our next Virtual ICC Research Mtg on Friday March 2. On that day, pleae plan to log in and actively respond to research discussions on ICC Global - please be sure to post on that day any latest research update you have, along with research questions, and other reflections..... Please mark this date of March 2 on your calendar and plan to participate!

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ICC Research in 2012?

To all researchers in this ICC Global Network: What are your ICC Research plans/questions for 2012? Please post those here so that others can provide possible resources, ideas, support as you continue your ICC research....

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Announcing first 2nd Friday Virtual ICC Mtg - Fri Dec 9

Hello everyone! Tomorrow, Friday Dec 9, will be our first 2nd Friday Virtual ICC Mtg. At any time on the 9th, please post updates on any ICC research/work you've done recently as well as burning questions you have, ICC resources you've come across, etc. Ideally, please list as a separate posting so that you can receive/generate responses specifically to your posts. This will be an asynchronous mtg, so please do jump in to discussions at any time.... looking forward to reading about your updates!

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Summary of Research Discussion thus far - we want to hear from you!

Thanks to all who've posted about their ICC Research - thus far, we have:
* Michaela in The Netherlands who is doing research on intercultural ethical dilemmas - initially qualitative collection of the experience of the intercultural as an ethical dilemma.
* Marialuisa in Italy who is researching whether Cooperative Learning is an effective methodology to acquire intercultural competence
* Brenda in Mexico who is researching how to develop ICC among university students.

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Assessment tools

I am familiar with the IDI as an assessment tool. What other assessment tools have you found useful in assessing student learning outcomes in higher education in the area of ICC?
Thank you,

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