Presentation Title

Global Classroom Collaborations with a Twist: Location Independent Teaching and Learning from Here, There and Back Again

Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

During early spring semester 2016 University of MN Duluth (UMD) students engaged with students at the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP). One unique feature of this collaboration was that the UMD instructor spent 3 weeks with the AUPP students and one of their professors but continued to teach UMD courses back in the USA using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous online tools. Presenters will describe and demonstrate the background planning involved and the actual experience of using a web conferencing tool and learning management system to teach students in one country from another country. They will also share how students from the 2 different universities used online collaboration and social media tools to share cultural experiences with each other. This session will be co-presented by the AUPP professor who will join us synchronously from Cambodia. Presentation will include time for discussion and sharing.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Use a variety of online tools to engage in intercultural collaborative activities
  • Building on ideas shared by presenters, develop your own strategies for using asynchronous & synchronous online tools to engage students in intercultural learning experiences
  • Examine your own and international (or national) teaching contexts to consider strategies to prepare and support students in using online collaboration tools.

Keywords

global collaboration, intercultural understanding, synchronous and asynchronous online learning

Related Website

Twitter #AUPPUMD

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-27-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

7-27-2016 11:00 AM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Helen Mongan-Rallis is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and a University of Minnesota Distinguished Teaching Professor. She teaches courses to pre-service teachers in elementary, early childhood, secondary and special education on teaching with technology. Her teaching and research expertise are in the areas educational technology, teaching online and hybrid courses, distance education, multicultural education and intercultural competence.

 
Jul 27th, 10:00 AM Jul 27th, 11:00 AM

Global Classroom Collaborations with a Twist: Location Independent Teaching and Learning from Here, There and Back Again

During early spring semester 2016 University of MN Duluth (UMD) students engaged with students at the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP). One unique feature of this collaboration was that the UMD instructor spent 3 weeks with the AUPP students and one of their professors but continued to teach UMD courses back in the USA using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous online tools. Presenters will describe and demonstrate the background planning involved and the actual experience of using a web conferencing tool and learning management system to teach students in one country from another country. They will also share how students from the 2 different universities used online collaboration and social media tools to share cultural experiences with each other. This session will be co-presented by the AUPP professor who will join us synchronously from Cambodia. Presentation will include time for discussion and sharing.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Use a variety of online tools to engage in intercultural collaborative activities
  • Building on ideas shared by presenters, develop your own strategies for using asynchronous & synchronous online tools to engage students in intercultural learning experiences
  • Examine your own and international (or national) teaching contexts to consider strategies to prepare and support students in using online collaboration tools.

https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/minnesota-elearning-summit/2016/program/31