DrEducation is pleased to partner with University World News to host a free webinar on “Embracing Technology for Global Engagement: A Leadership Challenge and Opportunity.” The live online webinar will take place on October 4, 2016 from 11am-12noon EDT or 4pm-5pm BST.
University World News is a leading online publication of news and analysis on global higher education. This webinar follows the success of the first online event on “Transnational Education: Growth at the Expense of Quality?” which received nearly 1,000 registrations.
Online education and internationalization have been rising as strategic priorities for many university leaders around the world. While online experiments like MOOCs, badging, blended learning are still early in their evolution, few institutions have taken an innovative approach to finding a synergy between technological innovations and their application in global engagement strategies. And, of those who attempted to engage globally through technology have experienced several barriers related to cost, quality, recognition, and outcomes. This online discussion will examine how university leaders are leveraging technology for advancing internationalization? How does technology fit in the overall global engagement strategy? What are the challenges and opportunities?
• (Moderator) Dr. Rahul Choudaha is the principal researcher and CEO of DrEducation, a global higher education research and consulting firm. He co-founded interEDGE.org, a training solutions and resource provider supporting the inclusion and success of international students. Choudaha is known for his expertise in connecting research, data and trends with institutional strategies that advance campus internationalization. He has presented over 100 sessions at professional conferences and has been frequently quoted in global media.
• Professor GianMario Besana is Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning at DePaul University in Chicago. His portfolio comprises the internationalization process of the institution and the online learning operations. Under his guidance, DePaul’s faculty training program for online teaching was recognized with the Sloan-C award for best faculty development program for online teaching. At DePaul, he led an initiative aimed at collaborating with international partners to offer technology facilitated learning experiences.
• Professor Helen O’Sullivan is Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Online Learning at University of Liverpool. She is responsible for Liverpool Online; a partnership between University of Liverpool and Laureate Online Education to deliver wholly online post-graduate programmes to working professionals across the globe. She acts as a champion for technology-enhanced learning within the University and leads on a range of projects that support the use of technology to enhance the student experience.
• Professor Mark Brown is Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University. Before taking up Ireland’s first Chair in Digital Learning at the start of 2014, Mark was previously Director of both the National Centre for Teaching and Learning and Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance at Massey University, New Zealand. Over the last decade, Mark has played key leadership roles in the implementation of several major university-wide digital learning and teaching initiatives.
• Professor Kevin Kinser is Department Head of Education Policy Studies at Pennsylvania State University. As a researcher, Kinser studies non-traditional and alternative higher education, particularly the organization and administration of for-profit institutions and international cross-border higher education. His most recent books are The Global Growth of Private Higher Education (Wiley, 2010) and Multinational Colleges and Universities: Leading, Governing, and Managing International Branch Campuses (Jossey-Bass, 2011).
Tomorrow’s Globally Engaged University, NAFSA Trends and Insights
Global Engagement—New Modalities, American Council on Education
The SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Could MOOCs Lead to the Decline of Branch Campuses?
Making Sense of MOOCs: A Guide for Policy-Makers in Developing Countries
Top Universities Could Give Students Credit for Completing Cheap Online Courses
E-learning is Missing Link in Internationalisation