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We’ve FALLen in love with these Fall 2020 CLICK modules!


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Fall 2020 CLICK Modules


The fall semester has been another one full of challenges, from unexpected budgeting constraints and travel restrictions to totally online classes, unpredictable hybrid classes, or another round of abrupt transitioning online and rewriting syllabi due to lockdowns. Despite these stressful situations and the numerous added responsibilities of many of our CLICK teachers, we had two full-fledged, wildly successful CLICK modules that ran this semester!


I love that the projects help my students build confidence. French students are often scared of speaking English and CLICK projects definitely help them see there is no reason to be scared. --A CLICK teacher

Below we share their goals and project descriptions.


52 students, 6 teachers, 4 campuses, 2 CLICK projects.


“Yes! Oui! Done deal. Affaire conclue”


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University Partners: Housatonic Community College, CT and IUT de Cachan (Université Paris-Saclay)

Discipline (Course): Business and Entrepreneurship | English for Engineering, Management and Communication

Project Summary: International student teams navigated time zones and technologies to create a collaborative business project and designed a global product or service launch. For the capstone project, students pitched their launch ideas to the other teams.

Project Length: 11 weeks

Technology Tools: Zoom, WhatsApp, Google Classroom, Google Drive, Youtube

Team details: Teachers - 2 US, 2 FR; Students - 6 US, 6 FR

Objectives:

Collaboration:

  • Cooperate in a team on collaborative writing such as email, digital communications, report writing, and social media

Intercultural Competence:

  • Engage in cross-cultural learning by recognizing, respecting, and reflecting on cultural norms

Online Citizenship:

  • Use verbal communication skills to make presentations, differentiate cultural communication norms, and resolve conflict

  • Recognize the value of cross-cultural team collaboration to create, manage, and present projects and ideas

21st Century Skills:

  • Summarize, analyze and evaluate primary and secondary research for content and validity

COVID-19-specific Skills:

  • Undertake international projects for intercultural competence development in a period when almost all travel abroad is prohibited


“E^3: Engineering Expertise Exchange”


PD: The project logo of two profiles of human heads made out of gears facing one another. Gears in green come from one head and gears in purple from another, meeting in the middle. Around the heads one sees the logos of each campus and the name of the project, all surrounded in a cylinder shape.


University Partners: Middlesex Community College, CT and Polytech (Université Paris-Saclay)

Discipline (Course): Introduction to Engineering | English for Engineering

Project Summary: The US and French students interviewed one another to decide on their teams, discussing different fields of engineering and what the French students did in their companies during their apprenticeship. In international teams, students created a script for a presentation based on a topic that interested the team and ample research on that topic. For the capstone project, students recorded a video or talking PowerPoint to share their research with the other teams and reflected on how each team member helped one another in the collaboration.

Project Length: 11 weeks

Technology Tools: Blackboard Collaborate, WhatsApp, linkr Education, YouTube, Google Drive

Team details: Teachers - 1 US, 1 FR; Students - 20 US, 20 FR

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