Join us on 17th January 2021 for the sixth session from the CSCL in Times of Crisis webinar series. We hope to see you there to explore Promoting Engineering Students intercultural Communication and Diversity Understanding, with Anuli Ndubuisi, Jim Slotta, Elham Marzi, OISE, University of Toronto.

Promoting Engineering Students’ Intercultural Communication and Diversity Understanding

Amidst the global disruption of international education programs, educators are creatively adapting their education abroad programs aimed at building global citizens. We will present the use of the Knowledge Community and Inquiry (KCI) model to support students’ development of intercultural communication competencies and global perspectives within the context of a global virtual team learning environment where they work in culturally diverse project teams. This approach focuses on supporting students that seek alternative solutions to the traditional study abroad programs, or where access to travel-related international experiences have been limited by social distancing constraints. We will share how the International Virtual Engineering Student Teams (InVEST) initiative helps students to productively collaborate across virtual, cultural, ethnic, and geographic lines while building global competencies and technical research skills.

You can stream the webinar and participate in the subsequent Q & A session here on Wednesday, February 17th 2021, 3:00 – 4:00 pm (GMT, London, UK):

CSCL in Times of Crisis Webinar Series

The Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) community of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS) together with the Network of Academic Programs in the Learning Sciences (NAPLeS) are offering a live webinar series with presentations as well as Q & A about effective practices, approaches, and tools for fostering a sense of co-presence and community in online teaching and learning.