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Global collaborations in your classroom

Are you interested in helping your students collaborate with other students around the globe, and develop critical thinking and new problem-solving skills?

In this interactive presentation, Greg Tuke (U. Washington and Seattle University) will describe his logistical, pedagogical and practical approaches to building international collaboration into his courses. His strategies are designed to be embedded in courses you already teach, using simple and accessible technology tools ranging from live video conferencing to commonly-used social media tools. He will also describe the important process of finding international teaching partners with whom to collaborate.

There is a growing recognition that functioning in cross-cultural work teams, working across very diverse groups to successfully solve problems, is a key skill faculty can help students develop. It's important to provide students with as many opportunities as possible to develop these skills. One way to do this is through Study Abroad, and through programs such as DukeEngage or DukeImmerse, but not all students are able to participate in these programs.

talking with Tibetan partnersGreg Tuke believes that "virtual exchanges" can serve as a more affordable, expandable strategy to provide experience with international interactions, while also providing the life-changing impact of study/travel abroad programs. Using fairly "low tech" new communication tools allows students to work directly and globally with other students through project-based learning teams via live video conferencing, various social media and student-produced videos. His presentation will describe and demonstrate what he has learned about encouraging student-to-student international interaction through teaching Social Media and Global Change courses at UW and Seattle University, and through his earlier work facilitating university-based 8-week long on-line video conference discussion groups at Soliya (an NGO focused on cross-cultural education), and designing and leading "Virtual Exchange 2.0" leadership development programs with Mercy Corps (an international NGO). 

We encourage attendance by Duke faculty who would like to add an international component to their classes (or expand any existing international component). 

Lunch will be provided to those who preregister by 3/21/2014.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Instructional Technology, Center for Documentary Studies, DukeEngage, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Office of Global Strategy and Programs. 

Greg Tuke head shotGreg Tuke (MSW) has been pioneering such strategies with universities and international organizations for the past decade, and leading workshops throughout the world. He has worked with faculty and students in unique settings, ranging from Iraq, Egypt and India to university faculty throughout the US. He currently teaches and offers similar faculty workshops at the University of Washington and Seattle University.

Registration Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Closed Tue 03/25/14 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Perkins Library Room 217 Various--See program description for details

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