Learn how DePaul University's Center for Teaching and Learning and Office of Global Engagement have helped dozens of instructors implement successful virtual exchange projects in their courses. Virtual exchange, also known as collaborative online international learning or COIL, allows students to collaborate with their peers abroad via online interaction and group projects. This session will provide an overview of virtual exchange collaborations among faculty and students from diverse countries and academic disciplines. You'll learn how to establish effective faculty training and support and how to overcome the unique technological, cultural, pedagogical, and logistical challenges that virtual exchange projects present.
Outcomes: List resources, tools, and support needed to implement a successful virtual-exchange initiative at your institution * Identify key characteristics of a successful virtual-exchange project * Analyze key challenges in implementing virtual exchanges and how to mitigate them
Director of Faculty Development & Technology Innovation, DePaul University