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Collaborative Language Learning Online


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Presentation on the possibilities of using shared academics as an approach to language learning. Campuses can collaborate to meet the challenges of language teaching and offer more languages.

Presentation on the possibilities of using shared academics as an approach to language learning. Campuses can collaborate to meet the challenges of language teaching and offer more languages.

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  • Virtually travelingImmediacy of interactionCultural informationFace to face interactionThis is what we mean by a globally networked worldPlus, don’t we all want to teach without our pants on? ;)Video is about 2 minutes
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    • 1. Intercampus Language Learning
      Rebecca Frost Davis, Ph.D.
      Program Officer for the Humanities
      National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education
    • 2. National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education
    • 3. Intercampus Language Learning
      Lessons Learned from Previous Experiments
      Shared Academics: Sunoikisis
      Global Education
      High Definition Videoconferencing
      Current Experiments
      Virtual Language Learning Project
      Global Cities Program
      Shared Academics project
    • 4. Case STUdies
      Shared Academics and Global Education
    • 5. Shared Academics
      Sunoikisis, Virtual Department of Classical Studies
      Intercampus Team Taught Courses
      Weekly live online sessions using desktop videoconferencing
      Remaining course meetings on individual campuses
      Summer Course Planning Seminars
    • 6. Program Evaluation
      PIs: Susan Frost, Emory University & Deborah Olsen, Virginia Tech
      Model design for how to evaluate this type of program
      Evaluation Report and How to guide available at:
    • 7. Sunoikisis Evaluation Conclusions
      Furthers a core goal of liberal education
      Successful collaboration of formerly competitive colleges
      Unbundling of instructional components to pool instructional resources
    • 8. Sunoikisis Lessons Learned
      Hybrid model: include asynchronous interaction
      Need for collaboration lead
      Models for academic credit
      Sunoikisis: Each campus offers course
      CGMA: GIS in Mediterranean Archaeology
      DePauw University, Millsaps College, Rhodes College, The College of Wooster
      Rotating teaching responsibilities and course offering
    • 9. Sunoikisis Challenges
      Poor student engagement with faculty and students on other campuses
      Need to adapt teaching & learning to virtual classroom
      Technology infrastructure
      Inadequate recognition for faculty work
    • 10. Global Education
      Small Liberal Arts Colleges
      Residential, Local
      Close Personal Interaction
      Face-to-Face Focus
      Traditional study abroad with complete immersion in another culture
      Globally Networked World
      Always connected
      Access to global resources & information
      High-speed digital networks
      High-definition video
    • 11. Pitzer College and global study
      Collaborative coursework with South Africa
      Based on study abroad relationships
      Synchronous class sessions
      Intercampus collaborative projects
    • 12. Distance & Time
    • 13. Challenges
      Room scheduling
      IT support after hours
      Intercultural understanding
      Value of grades
    • 14. Technology Today
      New Opportunities
    • 15. New Strategies
      High-Definition Videoconferencing, Shared Academics and the Liberal Arts College, Eric Jansson, NITLE
      Victor Ferrall,Liberal Arts at the Brink
    • 16. Experience High Definition Video Conferencing
    • 17. Telepresence Evolution
      • $50,000+ stationary solutions
      • 18. ISDN/non-standards network connectivity
      • 19. Dedicated support model
      • Solutions ~$3000 for mobile unit
      • 20. IP/Standards-based for interoperability
      • 21. Plug and play model
    • Quality of the Experience
      • Standard definition (704x480 pixel density) video quality
      • 22. High latency
      • 23. Out of sync audio and video
      • High definition (1280x720 pixel density) video quality
      • 24. Low latency
      • 25. Life-like audio/video experience
    • Virtual Language Learning Project (VLLP)
      Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL)
      Enrich language learning opportunities for students of all its schools;
      Enable faculty to connect expanded virtual and immersive place-based language learning;
      Increase the Consortium’s capacity for aligned technological infrastructure, and the ability to support high definition videoconferencing among all campuses and international field sites.
    • 26. Shared Academics
      American University of Paris
      Eugene Lang College
      Global Cities
      Global Communications
      Global Literary Studies
      Transatlantic Seminars
    • 27. Technology Ecosystem
      Eric Gordon and David Bogen,Designing Choreographies for the "New Economy of Attention”
      Managing the Backchannel
      Synchronous & Asynchronous
      Hybrid Courses
      Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U discusses her ideas with leaders from the NITLE Network.
    • 28. Strategic Areas for Collaboration
      Using digital technologies to expand opportunities for students via international partnerships, service learning, and study abroad
      Creating more flexible approaches to tenure and promotion aimed at supporting risk-taking and innovation
      Using an evidence-based approach to blended learning and balancing the residential model with use of digital environments
      Creating heightened exchange and connections between institutions to leverage unique strengths within a collective
      Finding a Place for Liberal Arts in a Networked World
    • 29. National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education
      The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) helps liberal arts colleges and universities integrate inquiry, pedagogy, and technology. With its NITLE Network members, NITLE works to enrich undergraduate education and strengthen the liberal arts tradition. Established in 2001, NITLE is the key organization for liberal arts colleges and universities seeking to engage students in the unique learning experience that liberal education provides and to use technology strategically to advance the liberal-arts mission.