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Virtual exchange program building: an assessment-based approach

Nancy Ruther and team members Alexa K. Jeffress, Lu Shi, and Sarah Rabke collaborated on a study study that investigated how a US Community College (US-CC) system and their partners started and grew their internationalization program through VE with teacher training, assessment, and support from Gazelle International, a nonprofit bridge organization. The study was published in the Uni Collaboration Journal of Virtual Exchange and can be found here.

The study concluded that "as higher education continues to undergo significant changes, VE can play a major part in campuses’ comprehensive internationalization strategies. When creative teachers have strong pedagogical training and support based on the monitoring and assessment of student learning, students can develop intercultural competence, confidence in entering the global workforce, and fluency in 21st century skills."


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