This is a report on an experiment that originated in the Ford Foundation-funded Moving Cultures project to remake Asia Pacific studies and evolved into the love child of a triangular relationship between institutions in the Pacific islands. The original idea was to try a new interactive teaching program across universities in the Pacific and Asia that would reconceptualize the meaning of "area studies" as it related to the Asia Pacific region. Moving Cultures set out to create an innovative pedagogy by using the Internet to link classrooms at the University of Hawai'i with those at other regional universities. The curriculum would focus on the flows of capital, people, and ideas-the "moving cultures" connecting disparate parts of this vast region.
Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning Across Asia and the Pacific p. 196-209