Collaborative Learning in Global Online Education Using Virtual International Exchanges

October 1, 2017

-> Virtual international exchanges (VIEs) are a form of collaborative online international learning (COIL) in which an online, on-campus, or hybrid course connects virtually with a similar course in a different country.

-> VIEs let students connect with peers in other countries to discuss concepts and ideas learned about in shared course materials, including presentations, videos, podcasts, songs, blogs, websites, and articles.

-> The ideal VIE timeframe is three to eight weeks, which lets instructors bond and gives students sufficient time to interact with and learn from each other, as well as creating a new space for virtual social engagement.

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