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Friday, March 16 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Academic Nomad: Student Mobility Reconceptualized through Connected Learning

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Today’s graduate students are true academic nomads, who find themselves engaging in collaborative online learning initiatives from multiple time zones, countries, and cultures. How can we utilize the mobility already inherent in graduate student lives to generate innovative blended learning programs and courses? With the knowledge that blended spaces offer opportunities for transnational collaboration, this panel, co-presented by administrators, students, and faculty, will explore the ways international education can utilize the framework of connected learning and harness the mobility of the student experience to construct unique virtual learning experiences. By the end of the session, participants will be able to question and conceptualize what it means to be an academic nomad, to articulate how students engage in connected learning, and to identify the potential ways in which both academic nomads and connected learning present opportunities for transnational collaboration and programming.

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Terra Gargano

Program Director, Faculty, American University, School of International Service
Terra Gargano serves as the Program Director for Online Programs in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural and cross-cultural communication, training in online contexts, and qualitative... Read More →

Friday March 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room 9 FIT Conference Center