More INTER than CULTURAL: How Globally Networked Learning Can Bridge Our Divides
Globally networked learning is an innovative, cost-effective internationalization strategy that offers students access to cross-cultural experiential learning and creates a foundation for studying abroad. In globally networked classrooms (GNCs), students and faculty in different parts of the world share common learning spaces, spanning institutional contexts and national boundaries and supporting intercultural learning. GNCs have potential to eliminate preconceptions and foster cross-cultural cooperation, particularly when students from wealthy nations engage with students from poorer regions. After listening to our panelists’ experiences, you’ll have an opportunity to create your own GNC.
Janine DeWitt, Marymount University
Matt Bakker, Marymount University; Loes Damhof, Hanze University of Applied Science, Netherlands; Terry Graham, ITESO, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Mexico