SUNY Ulster Online International Collaborating

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Hope Windle, Instructional designer from SUNY Ulster with Richard Cattabiani and rebecca smolar from the SUNY LEvin Institute are presenting on these Insternational Online collaborations. SUNY Ulster has not only international forays to other countries but online collaborations with students from schools all over the world. Ulster partners with the SUNY Levin Institute as well as the Universidad Internacional, in Mexico as well as the European Humanities Uninversity in Lithuania

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SUNY Ulster Online International Collaborating

  1. 1. Engaging our students in International Online Learning Communities ! Hope Windle, Instructional Design, SUNY Ulster Richard Cattabiani, Director of International Programs, SUNY Ulster Rebecca Smolar, Globalization 101, SUNY Levin Institute
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally sensitive how-to s </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  3. 3. The varieties of Going International at SUNY Ulster Online OR Online AND Travel Travel
  4. 4. Online At Ulster, Face to Face Travel, teach face to face Two weeks in Ireland Two weeks in Greece Two weeks in Mexico: Two weeks in Amazon <ul><li>2 week trip </li></ul><ul><li>3 credits </li></ul><ul><li>Ulster professors & guest VIP professors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ireland: Drawing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil: Amazon River Ecology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico: Ancient Astronomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mexico: Art History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greece & Italy: Ancient Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>England: African Studies </li></ul></ul>International Travel with Online connections Green not yellow Green not yellow
  5. 5. Four week collaboration Three week Online collaboration + 3 day Face to Face <ul><ul><li>Three week : Marketing Case Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universidad Internacional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four week: Spanish & English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universidad Internacional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four week & 3 Day f2f Ethnic Literature: Chicano writers Business: Principles of Management Universidad Internacional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISP English & EFL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Humanities University, Belarus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six weeks Contemp. World Lit & EFL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Humanities University, Belarus </li></ul></ul>International Online collaborations Four week collaboration Six
  6. 6. How do you make connections with international partners? Are there places on the web where one might find interested partners? COIL,  SUNY’s Center of Online International Learning. http://coilcenter.purchase.edu/
  7. 7. How can you prepare for this partnership?   <ul><li>Passion to teach and learn about the world outside the USA </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort with teaching online </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a relationship with your instructional designer </li></ul><ul><li>  Familiarity with the languages involved </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>- An open mind with flexible planning skills. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>- Time to meet with their counterpart at least 3 times by video conference before the interaction begins. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>- Time to set up the online course space in advance as a place where the course collaboration can occur.   </li></ul>
  8. 8. Match point <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Make sure: </li></ul><ul><li>All partners want the project to work </li></ul><ul><li>Time to plan up front </li></ul><ul><li>The plans dovetail into course </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategies to facilitate this partnership <ul><li>Develop simple outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Make time </li></ul><ul><li>Agree upon start and end date </li></ul><ul><li>Agree upon course facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Agree upon lead instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Agree upon LMS </li></ul>
  10. 11. Let’s talk about Tools 1. SKYPE! & email 2. Google docs 3. Moodle, ANGEL, Blackboard 
  11. 12. Do you have any general guidelines on being culturally sensitive?    
  12. 13. Advice ? 1.Respect Cultural Differences: Listen 2. Recognize the online medium is student centered. 3. Accommodate teaching styles 4. Be flexible
  13. 14. Is it an equal partnership?
  14. 15. How do you prepare students to take advantage of this opportunity?
  15. 16. Things we learned… <ul><li>You lead from the front </li></ul><ul><li>Make it work for you </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the students can answer these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What are we learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are we learning it? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we going to use it? </li></ul>
  16. 24. Your Findings & Questions
  17. 25. Richard Cattabiani Director, International Programs SUNY Ulster [email_address] Hope Windle Instructional Design SUNY Ulster [email_address] Rebecca Smolan SUNY Levin Institute Globalization.101 Rebecca.Smolar@levininstitute.org Thank you

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