To ensure Clemson graduates are prepared to thrive in an interconnected, global environment, the Office of Global Engagement is developing a number of Virtual+ programs with emphasis on International Virtual Exchange. The rapid technological changes of recent years have required educators to rethink the intercultural competencies students will need to be successful in increasingly blended communities and workplaces. International Virtual Exchange (IVE) is a valuable tool to increase student access to intercultural communication and promote their development as global digital citizens.
Database for International Virtual Exchange (DIVE):
The Office of Global Engagement's new tool for International Virtual Exchange allows faculty to connect with international colleagues around the world to collaborate on instruction and develop joint projects. Watch the video tutorial
Growing International Virtual Exchange -GIVE- Webinar, October 9th 2020:
On October 9th, 2020, the University System of Georgia, Atlanta Global Studies Center, and Clemson's Office of Global Engagement held a workshop about Growing International Virtual Exchange. The webinar aim the conversations to discuss how to sustain global education in an accessible and inclusive way, both now and in the future. as well as to discover how academia can invest in virtual experiences for the 21st century. The webinar gather 125 participants from different regional institutions during the two sessions.
Morning session (you can access the session video here):
Jon Rubin, an internationally-recognized expert in Collaborative Online International Learning will make “The Case for Virtual Exchange,” followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Sharon Nagy (Associate Provost for Global Engagement, Clemson), Dr. Wolfgang Schlör (Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Georgia State University) and Dr. Stephen Harmon (Associate Dean of Research, Georgia Tech Professional Education).
Afternoon session (you can access the session video here):
University delegates, curriculum designers, coordinators of experiential programs, faculty, and instructional technology developers are invited to the afternoon session for "A Comparative Look at IVE Models in the Region" by Dr. Nannette Commander (Virtual Exchange Coordinator, Georgia State University), and Dr. Kyle David Anderson (Senior Director of Global Engagement, Clemson University).
Fulbright-Hays Group Project Grant with College of Honors:
The U.S. Department of Education awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Grant to two educators at Clemson University to further build global service-learning and engagement opportunities in India for students and faculty.
Clemson is committed to providing students with experiences that prepare them for what comes next, ensuring they have the skills to partner with colleagues from around the world to address pressing global challenges of the 21st century. Kyle Anderson, senior director of Clemson’s Office of Global Engagement, and Sarah Winslow, senior associate director of the Clemson University Honors College, want students to engage in “fair trade” learning, a balanced way of working alongside global collaborators so that knowledge and benefits are shared by all.
“The proposed project grew out of strategic planning efforts at both Clemson and GSSM, as global engagement is an established priority for both of our institutions,” said Winslow, who is responsible for Honors College curriculum development, student engagement and experiential learning. “It will support our efforts to develop an innovative Honors College curriculum and enhance engagement opportunities, benefitting institutions throughout the state of South Carolina.”
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DEVELOPMENTS FOR FUTURE ACTIVITIES: