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subdivisions within these larger groups. Although race and ethnicity are often used as

means to delineate cultures, culture supersedes race and ethnicity (Gollnick & Chinn,

2002).

Immersion. Immersion refers to a person fully participating in another culture to

the extent that they actually live in the culture night and day for a period of time

(Stachowski & Mahan, 1998).

Learning Styles. Learning styles are considered to be the way in which an

individual learns or the psychological and cognitive characteristics that determine the

manner in which a person learns (Cupp, 2003).

Monolingual. A person who is monolingual speaks only one language (Gollnick

& Chinn, 2002).

Reliability. Consistency in obtaining the survey results more than once. Types of

reliability coefficients include retest, alternate forms, and split-half (Cook & Campbell,

1979).

Validity. The degree to which evidence and theory support the interpretations of

scores (Cook & Campbell, 1979).

Web 2.0 Technology.

Web applications that facilitate interactive information

sharing, user-centered designs, and collaboration on the Internet (Selwyn, 2008; Safran et

al., 2007; Greenhow et al., 2009; McGee & Diaz, 2007; Purushotma, 2006; Cormode &

Krishnamurthy, 2008; Ullrich et al., 2008; Kraemer, 2008; Dooly, 2007).

There is a lack of research studies that specifically address the effect of the use of

Web 2.0 technologies on achievement of community college students. Several empirical

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