Internationalization from home—global collaborative project-based learning

E. Bohemia, Aysar Ghassan

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Abstract

This paper explores how cross-institutional project-based-learning facilitated by Web 2.0 ICTs supported cross-cultural and cross-institutional student peer learning experiences. The focus of this paper relates to the most recent project named The Gift conducted through The Global Studio. At each institution the students formed small local project teams which were paired with teams of students from one of the other collaborating universities. Initial findings suggest the majority of students perceived this innovative initiative as having facilitated their learning, especially in the intended areas of development of virtual teamwork and communication skills. This paper focuses on initial findings with regards peer learning in relation to ICTs and cross-cultural communication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages317-329
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventICICTE 2011 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 7 Jul 20119 Jul 2011

Conference

ConferenceICICTE 2011
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period7/07/119/07/11

Keywords

  • project-based learning
  • international collaboration
  • higher education
  • cross-cultural communication
  • design education
  • online learning
  • peer learning

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    Bohemia, E., & Ghassan, A. (2011). Internationalization from home—global collaborative project-based learning. 317-329. Paper presented at ICICTE 2011, Rhodes, Greece.