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.

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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
  • Collaborative Language Learning Online

    1. 1. Intercampus Language Learning<br />Rebecca Frost Davis, Ph.D.<br />Program Officer for the Humanities<br />National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education<br /><br />
    2. 2. National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education<br /><br />
    3. 3. Intercampus Language Learning <br />Lessons Learned from Previous Experiments <br />Shared Academics: Sunoikisis<br />Global Education<br />High Definition Videoconferencing<br />Current Experiments<br />Virtual Language Learning Project<br />Global Cities Program<br />Shared Academics project<br />
    4. 4. Case STUdies<br />Shared Academics and Global Education<br />
    5. 5. Shared Academics<br />Sunoikisis, Virtual Department of Classical Studies<br /><br />Intercampus Team Taught Courses<br />Weekly live online sessions using desktop videoconferencing<br />Remaining course meetings on individual campuses<br />Summer Course Planning Seminars<br />
    6. 6. Program Evaluation<br />PIs: Susan Frost, Emory University & Deborah Olsen, Virginia Tech <br />Model design for how to evaluate this type of program<br />Evaluation Report and How to guide available at: <br /><br />
    7. 7. Sunoikisis Evaluation Conclusions<br />Furthers a core goal of liberal education<br />Successful collaboration of formerly competitive colleges<br />Unbundling of instructional components to pool instructional resources<br />
    8. 8. Sunoikisis Lessons Learned<br />Hybrid model: include asynchronous interaction<br />Need for collaboration lead<br />Models for academic credit<br />Sunoikisis: Each campus offers course<br />CGMA: GIS in Mediterranean Archaeology<br />DePauw University, Millsaps College, Rhodes College, The College of Wooster<br />Rotating teaching responsibilities and course offering<br />
    9. 9. Sunoikisis Challenges<br />Challenges<br />Poor student engagement with faculty and students on other campuses<br />Need to adapt teaching & learning to virtual classroom<br />Technology infrastructure<br />Inadequate recognition for faculty work<br />
    10. 10. Global Education<br />Small Liberal Arts Colleges<br />Residential, Local<br />Close Personal Interaction <br />Face-to-Face Focus<br />Traditional study abroad with complete immersion in another culture<br />Globally Networked World<br />Always connected<br />Access to global resources & information<br />High-speed digital networks<br />High-definition video<br />
    11. 11. Pitzer College and global study<br />Collaborative coursework with South Africa<br />Based on study abroad relationships<br />Synchronous class sessions<br />Intercampus collaborative projects<br />
    12. 12. Distance & Time<br />
    13. 13. Challenges<br />Logistics<br />Room scheduling<br />IT support after hours<br />Intercultural understanding<br />Value of grades<br />
    14. 14. Technology Today<br />New Opportunities<br />
    15. 15. New Strategies<br />High-Definition Videoconferencing, Shared Academics and the Liberal Arts College, Eric Jansson, NITLE<br />Victor Ferrall,Liberal Arts at the Brink <br />
    16. 16. Experience High Definition Video Conferencing<br /><br />
    17. 17. Telepresence Evolution<br />Then:<br /><ul><li>$50,000+ stationary solutions
    18. 18. ISDN/non-standards network connectivity
    19. 19. Dedicated support model</li></ul>Now:<br /><ul><li>Solutions ~$3000 for mobile unit
    20. 20. IP/Standards-based for interoperability
    21. 21. Plug and play model</li></li></ul><li>Quality of the Experience<br />Then:<br /><ul><li>Standard definition (704x480 pixel density) video quality
    22. 22. High latency
    23. 23. Out of sync audio and video</li></ul>Now:<br /><ul><li>High definition (1280x720 pixel density) video quality
    24. 24. Low latency
    25. 25. Life-like audio/video experience</li></li></ul><li>Virtual Language Learning Project (VLLP)<br />Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL)<br />Enrich language learning opportunities for students of all its schools; <br />Enable faculty to connect expanded virtual and immersive place-based language learning; <br />Increase the Consortium’s capacity for aligned technological infrastructure, and the ability to support high definition videoconferencing among all campuses and international field sites.<br />
    26. 26. Shared Academics<br />American University of Paris<br />Eugene Lang College<br />Programs<br />Global Cities<br />Global Communications<br />Global Literary Studies<br />Transatlantic Seminars<br />
    27. 27. Technology Ecosystem<br />Eric Gordon and David Bogen,Designing Choreographies for the "New Economy of Attention”<br />Managing the Backchannel<br />Synchronous & Asynchronous<br />Hybrid Courses<br />Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U discusses her ideas with leaders from the NITLE Network.<br />
    28. 28. Strategic Areas for Collaboration<br />Using digital technologies to expand opportunities for students via international partnerships, service learning, and study abroad<br />Creating more flexible approaches to tenure and promotion aimed at supporting risk-taking and innovation<br />Using an evidence-based approach to blended learning and balancing the residential model with use of digital environments<br />Creating heightened exchange and connections between institutions to leverage unique strengths within a collective<br />Finding a Place for Liberal Arts in a Networked World<br />
    29. 29. National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education<br />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.<br /><br />