Virtual Exchange Workshop

Event Start Date: October 04, 2018 9:00 AM
Event End Date: October 04, 2018 4:00 PM
Recurs Every Never until August 09, 2018 12:09 PM



Virtual Exchange Workshop
Connecting Classrooms Around the Wolrd Part 1
October 4 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM
UF International Center's Large Conference Room
RSVP here by 9/28/18

Learn how to connect your students with faculty and other students around the world through virtual exchange and UF’s Collaborative International Teaching Network (CITN). By interacting online with peers in other regions of the world and by collaborating in projects, students develop broader perspectives on global issues and acquire important global and digital skills.


9:00 am - 12:00 pm- Virtual Exchange: the Basics

  • SESSION 1: Virtual Exchange in Context
  • SESSION 2: Organizing a Virtual Exchange Project: Institutional constraints, assessment of available tools and technologies in the institutional context, finding and approaching partners, working with partner(s). 

12:00 - 1:00 pm- Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 pm- The Importance of Instructional Design

  • SESSION 3: The Importance of Instructional Design Part One: Developing learning objectives/goals, models of Virtual Exchange.
  • SESSION 4: The Importance of Instructional Design Part Two: Selecting tools and platforms for your Virtual Exchange, matching tasks and tools.

Participants are welcome to attend as many sessions as their schedule permits.

Workshop Facilitator - Sarah Guth 

Sarah Guth is a lecturer in English as a Foreign Language at the University of Padova, Italy and an expert in Virtual Exchange. She worked as Program Coordinator for the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning in 2013-2014 and continues to work as an independent contractor for COIL Consulting. She was the professional development lead for the SUNY COIL Stevens Initiative in 2015-2016. She carries out research on technology in foreign language teaching, COIL, telecollaboration, virtual exchange and intercultural communicative competence and has published widely in these fields. She is currently President of UNICollaboration and is Project Manager for the sub-contract UNICollaboration has with the European Commission for the new Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Project.

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Co-sponsored by:

UF Creative Campus, Learning Without Borders and UF Center for Latin American Studies

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