Global Classrooms: Drexel Virtual Exchange
Global Classrooms are courses that engage Drexel students with students at one of our partner universities abroad through a range of interactive technologies. Since 2013, Drexel has been a national leader in the development of virtual exchange modalities, becoming a steering member of the International Virtual Exchange Conference.
Faculty members from any discipline, undergraduate or graduate, who are ready to incorporate a global dimension into their scheduled class and link it to a class of students at an international partner institution are eligible to develop a virtual exchange.
Successful proposals will receive a stipend and partnership development support from the Office of Global Engagement. Additionally, resources such as video tutorials and advice from experienced faculty are available to help prepare for a successful Global Classroom.
The hope is that both professors and students will find this experience enriching in many ways, we have many more such proposals in the future, and faculty members continue to offer their established global classrooms yearly. Eventually, all students should have the opportunity to participate in such a class.
Some professors may elect to work with the Education Abroad Office to add a “face-to-face” component to the class – inviting partners to visit Drexel during intersessions or traveling with students to complete a project on a partner campus.
Interested in leading a Global Classroom? Read more about past collaborations here and here.
Faculty and Staff should submit their Global Classroom proposal using the following link:
Fill out an application online!
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but faculty must submit completed applications at least one term prior to the scheduled class.
Department Head approval letter [DOC]
For more information on developing a virtual exchange Global Classroom, please contact Adam Zahn, Director, Global Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View full list of previous Global Classrooms
Recent Global Classrooms
Published Research Works on Drexel Global Classrooms:
The Global Classroom at Drexel: Connecting Language Learners Through Technology by Rogelio Minana, PhD and Adam Zahn, MS
The Intersection of Muralist Movements and Two L2 Classes by Maria de la luz Matus-Mendoza, PhD
Cataline, Jodi, D’Angelo, Dana C., and Simmons, Emilee, "Executing a Global Classroom." Magna Classroom Online Newsletter (Jan 2017).
Cataline, Jodi, D’Angelo, Dana C., and Simmons, Emilee, “Global Classrooms: Creating International Collaborative Initiatives.” Unplugging from the Classroom, Ed. Sharmila Pixy Ferris and Hilary Wilder. United States: Elsevier Limited, (2017): 31.