Telecollaboration Across the Disciplines: New Directions in Intercultural Education
2:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Wallace Hall 002
Saturday, November 8
This workshop explores how an emerging online activity – Telecollaboration (also known as Virtual Exchange or Online Intercultural Exchange) – enables university educators across the disciplines to engage their students in intercultural, project-based learning with partner classes in other countries. The workshop will begin by outlining how telecollaborative projects can contribute to students’ intercultural competence, foreign language skills and other competencies which are vital for success in the classroom and in the workplace. Participants will then have the opportunity to review case studies from different subject areas; to explore an online platform dedicated to establishing telecollaborative projects at university level; and, finally, to reflect on how this activity could be adapted to their particular context and discipline. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Alberto Bruzos firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to reserve a seat.
2.30-3.30: What is Telecollaboration? The contribution of Virtual Exchange to the development of learners’ intercultural competence and skills.
3.30- 4.30: Telecollaboration across the disciplines – case studies from Science, Engineering and Entrepreneurship.
5.00 – 5.30: Exploring the UNICollaboration platform (www.uni-collaboration.eu)
5.30-6.00: Planning and setting up a telecollaborative exchange: Key issues and challenges
THE DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN
THE DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
THE PRINCETON CENTER FOR LANGUAGE STUDY
THE MCGRAW CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
THE COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY