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    Carly Merrill commented on the post, Blog #2 – First impression, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 10 months ago

    In reply to: wendy wrote a new post, Blog #2 – First impression, on the site Our Global Village 2018 I found that intercultural collaboration over different time zones brings with it some challenges. For example, meeting can […] View

    I agree that all this is going to be fun to work out! Although we are going to have to talk on the weekends a lot, I think that we’ll be able to get used to the time difference and each others’ schedules as the semester progresses. I also think that communicating well is going to be important to our success
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    Carly Merrill commented on the post, Post #3, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 10 months ago

    In reply to: Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Post #3, on the site Our Global Village 2018 Everyone’s perspective about the world is influenced by where they are from and what experiences they have been exposed to, and I […] View

    Yes! There are many overlaps, and I believe that our similar definitions of globalization are actually a result of globalization! For example, I think that a universal idea about globalization is that it has facilitated the spread of technology, such as televisions and cell phones, which we use to become more connected with others.

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    Carly Merrill commented on the post, Post #4, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 10 months ago

    In reply to: Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Post #4, on the site Our Global Village 2018 From completing the globalization timeline, I got a deeper understanding of what it means to work with a cross cultural group. It was […] View

    In other parts of the world, specifically those south of the equator, I imagine that globalization does look very different. Other places have suffered from colonialization, and still struggle to find their identity and build their local economy due to the overwhelming presence of today’s globalization superpower countries, such as the United States.

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    Carly Merrill commented on the post, Post #5, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 10 months ago

    In reply to: Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Post #5, on the site Our Global Village 2018 The us-them dynamic is found everywhere.  Within each country, each region, and each community there are people of different cultures […] View

    Interesting questions! Van Asperen poses a tricky dilemma. I think it is always best to include everyone, and I believe that Jim and Paula should invite their friend out. This shows him that they are willing to include him. I think that it is important they show their inclusion, however they shouldn’t be pressuring him to break from his own…[Read more]

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    Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Blog 7, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 10 months ago

    In this course I have began to learn the difficulties of navigating intercultural interactions.  Globalization is defined by Rennen and Marten as a “co-evolution” of “technological, cultural, economic, social […]

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    Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Blog #6, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 11 months ago

    You can see that people have migrated by the businesses.  For example, restaurants from different cuisines open because people from different cultures in the world have brought their food with them.  In A […]

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    Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Post #5, on the site Our Global Village 2018 1 year, 11 months ago

    The us-them dynamic is found everywhere.  Within each country, each region, and each community there are people of different cultures who must interact.  On a global level, we see discrimination based on the u […]

    • Carly – from what you’ve written, it seems you are a bit skeptical of van Asperen’s ideas, yes? Healthy skepticism is always good…. we love inquiring minds! How might you have handled the situation described by van Asperen? I suppose I would have felt rather clumsily asking — sometimes it is difficult to know what is meant by “cultural sensitivity”!

      Can you think of ways that this article might relate to your exploration of the community and taking photos? In your quest for globalization, did you identify others as “them”?

      When you say “In a globally networked classroom, we need to take personal responsibility for our actions and we also need to create discussions in order to accommodate our diversity and create a balance.” It’s a lot more difficult than it sounds! van Asperen suggests: ” Someone with a communicative moral universalistic predisposition …realises that coexistence is a matter of trying together, exploring together and building together.” That type of working relationship will pay off as you go to the next project!

      • Interesting questions! Van Asperen poses a tricky dilemma. I think it is always best to include everyone, and I believe that Jim and Paula should invite their friend out. This shows him that they are willing to include him. I think that it is important they show their inclusion, however they shouldn’t be pressuring him to break from his own cultural beliefs by drinking. In my opinion, globalization is about abolishing an us vs them way of thinking, and moving towards inclusivity.

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    Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Post #4, on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years ago

    From completing the globalization timeline, I got a deeper understanding of what it means to work with a cross cultural group. It was difficult to coordinate a google hangout over two different timezones, so the […]

    • I agree with you when you observe that place matters “…our geographical locations have an impact on our ideas about globalization. Here in Arlington, we are very close to Washington DC, our nation’s political capital. Therefore, we tend to be more focused on political events.” Because many of students in our class come from locations north of the equator, we tend to share some assumptions about globalization that might not be shared by those who live south of the equator! But the trouble with assumptions, is it’s hard to uncover them. What might globalization look like if you were living in Ecuador, for example?

      You are on target about the importance of face-to-face meetings. To your group’s credit, you’ve made time to be together. That will pay off moving forward.

      • In other parts of the world, specifically those south of the equator, I imagine that globalization does look very different. Other places have suffered from colonialization, and still struggle to find their identity and build their local economy due to the overwhelming presence of today’s globalization superpower countries, such as the United States.

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    Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Guiding Questions, on the site 2018 1 Trans-Atlantic Stars 2 years ago

    Guide questions

    These are our guiding questions for the project!

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    Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Post #3, on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years ago

    Everyone’s perspective about the world is influenced by where they are from and what experiences they have been exposed to, and I believe that this holds true for our perspectives on globalization as well.  The […]

    • Hello Carly,
      Yes, these are important questions to ask ourselves! And yes, the definition of globalization also plays a big role. Words do matter :-). You mention that we can learn from each others perspectives in this class. This is true: if they differ, but also when they overlap. Are there some ideas that overlap and would that be the case for the rest of the world as well?
      And can you name some examples?
      Loes

      • Yes! There are many overlaps, and I believe that our similar definitions of globalization are actually a result of globalization! For example, I think that a universal idea about globalization is that it has facilitated the spread of technology, such as televisions and cell phones, which we use to become more connected with others.

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    Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Carly’s First Impression, on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years, 1 month ago

    When I first signed up, I was very excited to take this course. I knew that it was going to be a new experience for me, and I was eager to take on the responsibility. I’m happy to report that all this is still […]

    • I think that you are right that one of the biggest challenge is going to be technology and the time difference. But I am glad to hear that you are still looking forward to the project and that you are still exciting! I am really looking forward to working together and to conquest the challenge of technology and the timezones together! 😀
      Greetingsssss, Wanda

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    Carly Merrill wrote a new post, Introduction: Carly Merrill, on the site Our Global Village 2018 2 years, 1 month ago

    Hi!

    My name is Carly Merrill, and I’m a first year student at Marymount University! I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I have spent most of my life living in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD. I chose to go […]