Online Global Learning Communities in the Humanities: A Course Model

Awarded Grant: $3,200

Principal Investigator:

Celia Easton, SUNY Geneseo

A newly conceived course, “Jane Austen from New York to Bath,” provides a model for constructing online courses in the Humanities that allow students to share learning communities without walls, to communicate internationally on their course topic, and to ladder study-abroad experiences to provide international experiences to multiple students, regardless of time and financial resources. This course model demonstrates how to convert a conventional, classroom-based course into an online learning community, with the added component of content provided by students living and studying in different parts of the world. By utilizing course management software, wikis, blogs, embedded video, and file sharing, this course model demonstrates how the essence of discussion-based humanities courses can be sustained in a global, virtual classroom.

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