This talk will present an innovative, multi-campus , global learning initiative that is being implemented through a collaboration between AUCA and ACT. The initiative holds promise of broadening the reach and scope of global learning. The presentation should be relevant to Library, Faculty and Technology colleagues from AMICAL network.
I am proposing to present a global learning initiative that will be happening live during the Spring 2019 semester - as the AMICAL participants convene in Cairo. Specifically, I will present the live implementation of the global learning model in a Faculty-Library-Technology collaboration between AUCA and ACT (Thessaloniki). The core idea of the initiative has its roots in my AMICAL 2018 poster presentation: One World Classroom. One World Classroom made the case for globally connected and thematically linked faculty-library-technology collaborations to foster global learning of students in liberal arts education across multiple campuses and cultures. In the 2019 panel presentation, I will show how I am putting this idea into practice with colleagues across AUCA and ACT- elaborating the various phases of planning, partnership structuring, content mapping, technology platforms and library repository for sustainability of the initiative. I will be drawing insights from the actual implementation of the initiative- the challenges, promises, pitfalls and lessons learned. As for structure, I will start with the conceptual framing, then share the “idea to reality” experience by following the implementation timeline. I will incorporate (in multiple brief 1 minute video clips) voices of the faculty, library and technology partners from the collaborating institutions.