Alina Schartner, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics collaborated with Nathan Rousseau, from Indiana University-Purdue University, Columbus (IUPUC) on a 4-week curriculum-embedded virtual exchange activity entitled ‘critical intercultural incidents’, involving MA Cross-Cultural Communication students at Newcastle University and undergraduate sociology students at (IUPUC).
Dr Sarah Ganassin oversaw a highly successful Virtual Summer School, bringing together students and staff from Newcastle University and the University of Nicosia in Cyprus to explore a wide range of issues, including decolonising theoretical perspectives, intercultural communication and collaboration, with the aim of equipping doctoral students with the research skills needed to progress their academic career.
Professor Caroline Walker-Gleaves used formative feedback extensively with final year students to improve professional skills.
Canvas quizzes can encourage students to keep up with the pace of the course and engage with the learning material. Hear from Dr Nick Riches who shares how he successfully embedded quizzes in his module.
Virtual exchanges can support internationalisation of curricula as well as developing a range of skills that students might need to live and work internationally. This collaborative case study covers the who, how and why of incorporating virtual exchanges into the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
“Will robots replace teachers in the future? Discuss” Dr James Stanfield uses blogs to encourage MA students to answer this and other big questions. This case study outlines how he does this and what the outcomes are.
Dr Helen Stringer describes how she introduced group seminar debates and a class book which includes essays from all students on the module. You can also read some feedback from one of the students on the module.