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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


International Negotiations

by Lothar Katz
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.75 stars
Content Quality: 4.5 stars
Effectiveness: 4.75 stars
Ease of Use: 4.75 stars
Reviewed: Jan 07, 2008 by Business Editorial Board
Overview: This is a short quiz on negotiation techniques in diverse cultural settings. It allows the user to read the question, click on either "yes" or "no"; then the correct answer pops up with a short background on the correct answer. This quiz provides knowledge in key elements of cultural business elements.
Learning Goals: To learn varying perspectives on different cultural roles and responsibilities. To provide you with information that will help strengthen your communication skills with global clients. This program can help you develop cost effective strategies.
Target Student Population: The student should be enrolled in business or cultural diversity programs.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None.
Type of Material: This is a quiz that tests individual knowledge of various cultural negotiation and communication techniques. This is an interactive activity that could be used in a classroom with students working in a related business course.
Recommended Uses: Students learning negotiating and/or cultural issues such as international business students.
Technical Requirements: You need internet access and the program adobe reader to access this program. You can use this link with any online server including Internet Explorer.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: The material provides innovative techniques and components that will help bridge the cultural gaps that are necessary as we enter into a stronger global market. Easy to use, attractive, simple, and fun! Basic negotiating information is learned via a game format. The questions are prompts for much deeper information.
Concerns: The only concerns that I have are the background color schemes. The material would be best presented in a light background so that the words and information could stand out.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: This approach can be highly effective, particularly with Millenials who learn so much via games on computers. It is engaging and challenging to students.
Concerns: None.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: The top row of buttons are appropriate for a first glance overview.Extremely easy to use.
Concerns: None at this time.

Other Issues and Comments: It would be terrific to further develop this by adding more questions and increasing the level of complexity and depth. The Author, Lothar Katz, responded by sending questions that can be used: http://www.leadershipcrossroads.com/rs_nqui.htm