Global 2.0: Leveraging Technology to Engage Learners in Study Abroad Programs

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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 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Global 2.0: Leveraging Technology to Engage Learners in Study Abroad ProgramsModerator: Jennifer RaffertyPanelists: Peter Gallay, Mark Tortora

Hello everyone and welcome to our panel discussion Global 2.0: Leveraging Technology to Engage Learners in Study Abroad Programs. My name is Jennifer Rafferty and I am associate director of instructional design at Quinnipiac University Online and I will be your moderator for this session.1AgendaExamine the design of two global education courses and how technology outside the LMS has been employedExplore considerations for integrating social media and other technologies into a course curriculumQ & AToday during our 50 minutes together we hope to give you a close look at two global education courses that are part of the university curriculum at Quinnipiac. In examining these courses, we will explore the considerations for integration social media and other technologies into courses that are part of a study abroad experience. The last fifteen minutes will be left for you to ask our panelists questions.2Our PanelistsPeter Gallay

Mark Tortora

Peter Gallay is a Multimedia Producer and Adjunct Faculty member in the QU Seminar Series at Quinnipiac University. He oversees the service learning QU South Africa program that includes the global seminar course, QU301 South Africa- From A Tourist to Township Perspective. Students spend the semester learning about the history and culture of South Africa, and explore its connections with the global community. Students also develop service projects that they implement once they travel to South Africa at the end of the semester. All academic work and reflections are posted online to the QU South Africa website ( Peter holds a BS in Media Production and MS in Interactive Communications from Quinnipiac University.

Mark Tortora has worked at Quinnipiac University since 2007 in the Office of Multicultural and Global Education. He currently holds the position of Assistant Director for Education Abroad and is Adjunct Faculty for the QU Seminar Series. In 2010, Mark Tortora held the position of Resident Director to Quinnipiac University students studying in Ireland, while working towards his master's degree. Research conducted during this time formed the foundation forQuinnipiac University's first hybrid online course for students studying abroad, QU301 Rites of Passage: the Study Abroad Student and the Global Community. Mr. Tortora holds a BA in Business Management from Quinnipiac University and an MA in Sociology from University College Cork, Ireland.

3Poll: What brings you here today?4QU 301: Global CommunityIn 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 is a university curriculum requirement. It is the third course in a series of seminars: Students begin their Freshman year with QU101 The Individual and the Community, and then the proceed to take the other two seminars in their remaining time at Quinnipiac: QU201 identity and community in the national context and QU301 a seminar that focuses on questions of identity and community in a global context. Students can select from a wide variety of sections offered each year. We will see just two examples of QU301 courses in this session today.5QU301: South Africa From Tourist to Township PerspectivesA 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.


7QU301: Rites of Passage into the Global CommunityStudents 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).

82013-Rites of Passage Class

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What to Consider:Train students on the technology and on how to select images for their blogs, e.g. Creative CommonsGet student permission before posting publiclyKeep teacher to student feedback inside the LMS Understand your institutions policy on social mediaLook at other institutional social media policiesMaintenance and upkeep!Other suggestions can be found at Digital Pedagog: 14Q & AQuestions for our panelists?15Thank You!

16ResourcesThe Dos and Donts of Technology and Study Abroad Blogging from Abroad: 12 Considerations for Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs Using Technology to Support Students Education Abroad Experience


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