Presentation on theme: "Global 2.0: Leveraging Technology to Engage Learners in Study Abroad Programs Moderator: Jennifer Rafferty Panelists: Peter Gallay, Mark Tortora."— Presentation transcript:
Global 2.0: Leveraging Technology to Engage Learners in Study Abroad Programs Moderator: Jennifer Rafferty Panelists: Peter Gallay, Mark Tortora
Agenda Examine the design of two global education courses and how technology outside the LMS has been employed Explore considerations for integrating social media and other technologies into a course curriculum Q & A
QU 301: Global Community In these seminars, students learn about the political, social, cultural, ecological and economic systems that shape global communities. They explore their role as citizens of these global communities and examine cultural values and identity in the context of various religious belief systems.
QU301: South Africa – From Tourist to Township Perspectives A one semester QU Seminar course that gives students the ability explore how South Africa fits into our global community. Students take the course during the Spring 2014 semester and then travel to South Africa at the end of the semester for a little over two weeks. http://www.qusouthafrica.com/
QU301: Rites of Passage into the Global Community Students will actively participate in education abroad by processing their experience as a Rite of Passage into the global community. Students will investigate traditional Rite of Passage theory and will develop goals targeting challenges that occur during each phase of the experience (i.e., a time to leave what is safe, known, and routine; liminality -- a time of self-discovery, growth, and learning; and reincorporation – a time to return home with a changed sense of self in which the student can explicitly identify and incorporate the skills/knowledge gained from this global experience upon their return home).
What to Consider: Train students on the technology and on how to select images for their blogs, e.g. Creative Commons Get student permission before posting publicly Keep teacher to student feedback inside the LMS Understand your institution’s policy on social media Look at other institutional social media policies Maintenance and upkeep! Other suggestions can be found at Digital Pedagog: http://www.digitalpedagog.org/?p=1753 http://www.digitalpedagog.org/?p=1753
Resources The Dos and Don’ts of Technology and Study Abroad http://www.gooverseas.com/blog/dos- and-donts-technology-and-study-abroadhttp://www.gooverseas.com/blog/dos- and-donts-technology-and-study-abroad Blogging from Abroad: 12 Considerations for Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs http://www.digitalpedagog.org/?p=1753 http://www.digitalpedagog.org/?p=1753 Using Technology to Support Students’ Education Abroad Experience http://www.nafsa.org/_/File/_/marapr.pdf http://www.nafsa.org/_/File/_/marapr.pdf