Virtual Study Abroad: Student Engagement & International Interaction Using Meeting & Mobile Tools

Awarded Grant: $20,000

Principal Investigator:

Lorette Pellettiere Calix, Empire State College

Only a very small percentage of students are able to take advantage of study abroad programs and many groups are underrepresented. The goal of this pilot project is to eventually provide the opportunity for all SUNY students to participate in a virtual term abroad. Researchers will analyze and try to resolve technical issues related to international collaboration and will compare a variety of tools for learner engagement and promoting cross cultural and/or international interaction. The “lessons learned” from the easily replicable pilot could help improve the quality of international collaborations and broaden student opportunities for an international experience.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Patrice Prusko Torcivia, Empire State College
Oscar Leon, Quality Leadership University (QLU) – Panama

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